[llvm-dev] RFC: Removal of Nios2 backend

Craig Topper via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Jan 14 18:03:22 PST 2019

As far as I could tell, the only non-Intel contributions were from
mechanical API updates or fixing include paths when files moved to other
libraries for layering.

I'm happy to do it on whatever side of the branch people prefer.


On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 5:36 PM Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at gmail.com>

> FWIW, I support this especially as it doesn't build.
> If someone wants to revive it, removing it won't actually make that much
> harder (if at all) given that they'd need to clean up the build as well.
> Are there any other (non-Intel) devs who contributed significantly or
> might have specific opinions about this?
> Does it make more sense to this before or after the branch?
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 5:25 PM Craig Topper via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Patches up
>> Clang: https://reviews.llvm.org/D56690
>> LLVM: https://reviews.llvm.org/D56691
>> ~Craig
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 3:51 PM Craig Topper <craig.topper at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> We (Intel) would like to propose removal of the Nios2 backend from the
>>> repository.
>>> It is currently considered an experimental target. The implementation is
>>> not complete and months went by without anyone noticing it doesn't build.
>>> See https://reviews.llvm.org/D56178
>>> Due to internal priority changes, it doesn't look like it will become
>>> more maintained in the near future. So I would like to propose removing it
>>> from the repository.
>>> I will put together a patch for review shortly.
>>> ~Craig
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