[llvm-dev] [RFC] AAP Backend

Mehdi Amini via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Aug 26 08:58:05 PDT 2016

> On Aug 26, 2016, at 8:48 AM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 26 August 2016 at 16:36, Mehdi Amini via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> I think Alex’s point is that there needs to be a sufficient user base or a sufficient commitment of maintenance to warrant the burden of the backend on the community.
> I don't think there is.
> Can you quantify Lanai's customers? Is there a community behind it?
> Last I check it was only Google, and there were "in the process of"
> upstreaming their emulator.

This was addressed in Alex’s email: " In the past, the only exception I can think of is the Lanai backend, but in that case we have a strong commitment of multiple employees at a major corporation committed to that target's maintenance.”.

> I don't see the difference. And if the maintainers can cope with the
> load during the 3 months cool down period, what's the difference?

I don’t think the 3 months cool down period replaces in any way this pre-evaluation.
If a single developer / single user of a virtual architecture is active enough for 3 months that nothing really breaks, it does not make it an “active community”.


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