[LLVMdev] LLC ARM Backend maintainer

Evan Cheng evan.cheng at apple.com
Thu Oct 13 18:21:37 PDT 2011

Please talk to Bill, the release manager, about how you can help.



On Oct 13, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Pawel Wodnicki wrote:

> Evan,
>> I'm the code owner of LLVM codegen and targets. I'm also the one of
> main developers on the original ARM target. That means, I would make the
> decisions on major development on ARM target if there are decisions to
> be made.
>> But my role is very different from what people are looking for in this
> thread. To properly qualify a target like ARM which are supported on
> many different CPUs and platforms, we need a group of volunteers. This
> is critical near release time for obvious reasons, but it's also welcome
> between releases as well. LLVM.org doesn't explicitly name these
> "maintainers". I personally don't see a benefit because we don't want to
> force people to do release qualification when they might not be
> available. I think what we usually do is for the release manager to
> gather a group of volunteered. These are the folks who are responsible
> for qualification the targets of their interests on their preferred
> platform.
>> Evan
> Group of volunteers sounds great! I would like to add
> my resources for ARM target qualification.
> - Cortex-A9MP (Tegra2) ARMv7 architecture on Ubuntu/Linux, this is
> quite useable dual-core system for host testing. I have 2 systems that
> I can volunteer.
> - Cortex-A8 I have bunch of devices but they are only good for target
> testing.
> - Cortex-Mx ARMv7M I have myriad of boards that I use for target
> testing, the problem is that they can only run very small testcases.
> - Assorted ARMv4, ARMv5 and ARMv6 architecture or ARM11, ARM9 and ARM7
> processors. Usable for host testing are the Marvell Armada/Kirkwood
> based Plug Computers, easy to get and I can volunteer 1.
> Just my 32-bits.
> Pawel
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