[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] [PATCH] triples for baremetal

Eric Christopher echristo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 11:01:39 PDT 2014

Hi Jonathan,

This looks a bit odd. Any reason for the unknown->none conflating in
this way? For most (all) of the ports unknown-elf works the same as
none-elf. I'm also not sure if someone decided to have,
arm-codesourcery-elf that this would still work with the patch.



On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM, Amara Emerson <amara.emerson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> This looks reasonable to me.
> Cheers,
> Amara
> On 24 June 2014 14:58, Jonathan Roelofs <jonathan at codesourcery.com> wrote:
>> On 6/23/14, 8:31 AM, David Chisnall wrote:
>>> On 23 Jun 2014, at 15:13, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
>>>> The main issue with your patch is that it can change user expected
>>>> behaviour, and I can't tell you what is the expected behaviour in
>>>> Darwin or BSD. If people usually use "unknown" in triples, this will
>>>> break their builds. If not, this could break the build of someone who
>>>> does.
>> Renato,
>> I would like to go this route, providing I can get support from the
>> community that this is the direction we'd all like to take... I'd rather not
>> make triples more complicated by introducing lots of special cases.
>> Do you know who the right folks are to ask about the SPIR triples?
>> Tim,
>> This patch changes behavior a little for macho_embedded targets (i.e. from
>> OSType::Unknown to OSType::NoneOS). I see that there is existing code to
>> transform triples from things like thumbv7-apple-darwin into
>> thumbv7m-apple-unknown-macho. Do you have an expectation to support users
>> who are using the latter form of triples who would be surprised by the
>> change from thumbv7m-apple-unknown-macho to thumbv7m-apple-none-macho (i.e.
>> their thumbv7m-apple-unknown-macho builds no longer work)? Is this a case
>> where all three triples are to mean the same thing?
>>> I think (Hat: FreeBSD) we only expect to see unknown in the vendor field
>>> (e.g. i386-unknown-freebsd).  If the OS field is unknown, rather than
>>> freebsd, then it's not one of ours and we aren't likely to care.  I don't
>>> really like the way that we conflate OS with ABI, but then I don't really
>>> like anything about triples...
>> David, thanks!
>> Cheers,
>> Jon
>>> David
>> --
>> Jon Roelofs
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