[llvm-dev] Target Acceptance Policy

Renato Golin via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jul 26 16:40:21 PDT 2016

Hi Gerolf,

This is more the third stage, "how to be good target maintainers". I think
we could add a few guidelines somewhere, as I agree this is really
important, but maybe not in this section.

I imagined this as a minimum requirements section, not as a guidelines.
Though, we could think as public CI maintenance as a minimum requirement
for target maintainers,too.

I'm open to suggestions...


On 26 Jul 2016 11:41 p.m., "Gerolf Hoflehner" <ghoflehner at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jul 26, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Renato Golin via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On 26 July 2016 at 20:07, Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov> wrote:
>> I think there are different kinds of inflexibility. We will use our
collective professional judgment. There are some large-scale design changes
that we might decide can happen over time. Whatever we decide to accept,
however, needs to be in good shape for what it is and follow our coding
> Absolutely. There is a large range of solutions, and we have been most
> successful on the ones we picked over the years. I think we should
> continue with the trend.
> What (I think) I have proposed is nothing different than what we've
> been doing (ie. I'm not trying to change the status quo).

All this is really good. Do you also have thoughts on guidelines for
accessibility to bots and debugging support? When a patch causes failures
on bots testing a backend, what support do you expect to help root cause
the issue? This can be a big burden on developers not familiar with an
> So, if that's not what's coming out, my wording is wrong, please
> advise. If it is, than I don't think we should argue *now*.
> I just want to encode what is, and then, once we have something in,
> working and actively helping people add their targets, we can discuss
> (in separate) the merits of our current policies.
> Maybe I should have said that from the beginning. Oh well, hind sight and
> --renato
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