[llvmlinux] Removal of the Malta target

Daniel Sanders Daniel.Sanders at imgtec.com
Mon Dec 8 14:41:45 UTC 2014


I'm somewhat surprised by the removal of the Malta target since I haven't seen any hint on this list that this was being considered. Do those meetings get summarized anywhere? I'm already spread a bit thin so I'm unlikely to be able to attend them but I'd probably find it useful to know roughly what was discussed.

Just to clarify our aims with LLVMLinux. We'd like to be able to build linux with clang for Mips and being able to do so would be a major milestone for the Mips backend, but we also see it as a good test of whether our integrated assembler is up to a reasonable standard. Quite a lot of the work that's been going on so far has been to fix issues with the integrated assembler. I understand that our clang+binutils build hasn't been working for a while though and we definitely need to fix that ASAP.

Daniel Sanders
Leading Software Design Engineer, MIPS Processor IP
Imagination Technologies Limited

> -----Original Message-----
> From: llvmlinux-bounces at lists.linuxfoundation.org [mailto:llvmlinux-
> bounces at lists.linuxfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Toma Tabacu
> Sent: 08 December 2014 13:02
> To: Jan-Simon Moeller; llvmlinux at lists.linuxfoundation.org
> Subject: Re: [llvmlinux] Removal of the Malta target
> Hi,
> Thanks. I'm getting them ready for submission right now.
> Regards,
> Toma Tabacu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan-Simon Moeller [mailto:dl9pf at gmx.de]
> Sent: 08 December 2014 12:49
> To: llvmlinux at lists.linuxfoundation.org
> Cc: Toma Tabacu
> Subject: Re: [llvmlinux] Removal of the Malta target
> Hi Toma,
> no problem, we can of course revert the removal. Please submit your
> patches to the ML for inclusion.
> Thanks
> Jan-Simon
> Am Montag, 8. Dezember 2014, 12:19:49 schrieb Toma Tabacu:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I wanted to let you know that I have been working on the Malta target
> > for a while and I would like to request its restoration in the
> > LLVMLinux repository.
> >
> > So far, I have 4 MIPS-specific kernel patches (which fix 2 errors and
> > 2 warnings), 1 LLVM MIPS CodeGen patch, and 5 tentative
> > architecture-independent kernel patches.
> >
> > I was going to submit the MIPS-specific patches on the LLVMLinux
> > mailing list soon, but then the (justifiable) removal of my target happened.
> >
> > We are in this unfortunate situation because the approach I took was
> wrong.
> > I should have contributed the patches one at a time, instead of
> > buffering them up, and I should have engaged with the LLVMLinux
> > community more, instead of working in isolation.
> >
> > I hope I haven't caused too much of an inconvenience.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Toma Tabacu
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