[cfe-dev] [libc++] status of libc++ on powerpc-darwin(8)

David Fang fang at csl.cornell.edu
Mon Jan 20 14:08:54 PST 2014

Hi libc++-sters,

 	Continuing my effort to port clang to powerpc-darwin, I've been 
building and testing libc++, in anticipation of the upcoming C++11 
requirement for the stage-1 host compiler.

I've built libc++ two ways: against the existing system libsupc++.a (old, 
shipped with apple's gcc-4.0) and against a built libc++abi.dylib.

These builds include the recent FDE/EH-frame patches from Iain which fixed 
most exception-related failures and libc++abi test failures, of which only 
two remain: http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=17505.

I've locally patched a few minor architecture-dependent test bugs.

I've also faked 64b atomics on PPC32 using std::lock_guard<mutex>, which 
is probably horribly-slow, but better-than-nothing, but lets the atomic 
tests pass.

And here are my results, 150k each (or append .bz2 for compressed):

libsupc++ is rather old and missing the dependent EH ABI that is in 
libc++abi, and it is missing and implementation of exception_ptr, which 
probably accounts for the majority of test differences.
Is there any way to provide the missing features on top of the 
existing supc++ ABI, or will that only result in incompatibility?

Continuing down the TODO list is triaging the test failures common to 
both libc++ builds.  Any insights on these would be greatly appreciated.


David Fang

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