[PATCH, PowerPC] ABI fixes / improvements for powerpc64-linux
hfinkel at anl.gov
Thu Jul 10 08:37:18 PDT 2014
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ulrich Weigand" <Ulrich.Weigand at de.ibm.com>
> To: "Hal Finkel" <hfinkel at anl.gov>
> Cc: "cfe commits" <cfe-commits at cs.uiuc.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:17:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [PATCH, PowerPC] ABI fixes / improvements for powerpc64-linux
> Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov> wrote on 10.07.2014 01:08:47:
> > The new ABI has not yet been published, and I doubt that changing
> > interactions with over-aligned types, vector types, etc. will break
> > much (if anything at all) in this already-built Linux distribution.
> > However, getting these things right affects the performance of
> > internal interfaces of performance-tuned codes (especially those
> > that use over-aligned structures, vector intrinsics, etc.) and
> > there
> > is no reason to do a bad job in that area now.
> > In other news, there is a supported Linux distro that ships with
> > TOT gcc?
> Yes, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is a supported distro on the ELFv2 ABI (it's
> gcc 4.8,
> but with the ELFv2 ABI patches backported), and there's a build of
> supported via the OpenPower group. A couple of other supported
> distros are
> about to be released.
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Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Laboratory
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