[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] RFC: TileGX, a new backend for Tilera's many core processor
hfinkel at anl.gov
Thu Feb 28 22:57:29 PST 2013
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jiong Wang" <jiwang at tilera.com>
> To: "LLVM Developers Mailing List" <llvmdev at cs.uiuc.edu>, cfe-dev at cs.uiuc.edu
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:09:20 PM
> Subject: [LLVMdev] RFC: TileGX, a new backend for Tilera's many core processor
> On behalf of Tilera Corporation, I'd like to contribute llvm ports to
> Tilera's TILE-Gx
> architecture and wish this could be submitted to main llvm tree.
Jiong, I am happy to see the Tile backend being offered for upstream inclusion. Among other things, in the long run, this may help inform and motivate many-core capabilities in LLVM.
First, can you elaborate on the future maintenance and development plans for the target code? Do you plan to add SIMD support? Atomic memory operations?
Will you be able to setup a buildbot on this architecture? If so, can it be connected to the public system?
On the patch itself:
1. There are still a few places where there is commented-out code or #if 0 blocks; these should be removed (or replaced with real comments as appropriate).
2. There are no regression tests -- using the test-suite is obviously useful, but targeted regression tests are essential.
You say that there are unexpected failures in the regression tests and in the test suite. Do you understand these?
> TILE-Gx is a VLIW architecture with 64-bit registers, 64-bit address
> and 64-bit instructions. TILE-Gx has load-store architecture ISAs.
> More information on the architectures is available at
> the attached patches contains the following main features for tilegx
> 1. general function.
> 2. PIC/TLS/JumpTable.
> 3. Instructoin Bundling for VLIW.
> 4. Basic support for Asm Parser.
> 5. MC Layer (aware of VLIW), MCJIT support.
> I've run the regression test and standalone test-suite natively on
> TILE-Gx silicon. The
> test results are:
> Expected Passes : 13218
> Expected Failures : 78
> Unsupported Tests : 68
> Unexpected Failures: 44
> Expected Passes : 949
> Unexpected Failures: 17
> the llvm patch is against:
> commit 5e812139690ce077d568ef6559992b2cf74eb536
> Author: Evgeniy Stepanov <eugeni.stepanov at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu Feb 28 11:25:14 2013 +0000
> [msan] Implement sanitize_memory attribute.
> the clang patch is against:
> commit a4d4621b206f941cc58d9d0bc7c67a8e705c9d49
> Author: Daniel Jasper <djasper at google.com>
> Date: Thu Feb 28 11:05:57 2013 +0000
> Improve formatting of #defines.
> the test-suite patch is against:
> commit 8c1ab3b660e67b74421d657408167b1345188f8d
> Author: Duncan Sands <baldrick at free.fr>
> Date: Sun Feb 17 15:21:11 2013 +0000
> Use LLVMCC_EMITIR_FLAG rather than -emit-llvm
> please review, looking forward to your feedback.
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