[llvm-branch-commits] [llvm-tag] r262059 - Added release notes for PowerPC

Kit Barton via llvm-branch-commits llvm-branch-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Feb 26 12:31:16 PST 2016

Author: kbarton
Date: Fri Feb 26 14:31:15 2016
New Revision: 262059

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=262059&view=rev
Added release notes for PowerPC


Modified: llvm/tags/RELEASE_380/rc3/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/tags/RELEASE_380/rc3/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst?rev=262059&r1=262058&r2=262059&view=diff
--- llvm/tags/RELEASE_380/rc3/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst (original)
+++ llvm/tags/RELEASE_380/rc3/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst Fri Feb 26 14:31:15 2016
@@ -227,7 +227,26 @@ If you would like to try the integrated
 Changes to the PowerPC Target
- During this release ...
+There are numerous improvements to the PowerPC target in this release:
+* Shrink wrapping optimization has been enabled for PowerPC Little Endian
+* Direct move instructions are used when converting scalars to vectors
+* Thread Sanitizer (TSAN) is now supported for PowerPC
+* New MI peephole pass to clean up redundand XXPERMDI instructions  
+* Add branch hints to highly biased branch instructions (code reaching
+  unreachable terminators and exceptional control flow consructs)
+* Promote boolean return values to integer to prevent excessive usage of
+  condition registers
+* Additional vector APIs for vector comparisons and vector merges have been
+  added to altivec.h
+* Many bugs have been identified and fixed
 Changes to the X86 Target

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