[llvm-dev] Command line -mcpu= and -march=

Tim Northover via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Dec 19 02:34:41 PST 2018

Hi Mark,

On Wed, 19 Dec 2018 at 10:23, Mark R V Murray via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> What I can't figure out is how to the -mcpu=foo and/or -march=bar to work. The documentation implies that you get these for free by setting up the processor and subtarget features in the MC6809.td file, but try as I might I can't get it to work, and it doesn't work for the MSP430 either.

This probably applies to the developer tools (llc, opt etc), but Clang
needs a bit of attention since it often tries to present a sanitized
view of those internals to end users.

> ... even for MSP430 ...

MSP430 is a fairly bare-bones target, I'm not entirely surprised
no-one has done the work there.

> I'm concluding that I need to write a "consumer" of the -march and/or -mcpu options myself, but I can't find a canonical example of this anywhere. I've played with RegisterTarget, but the documentation is a bit too densely packed for me. Other CPUs like ARM and AArch64 work, and I can't figure out why.

I think the top-level code you want is in (under clang)
lib/Driver/ToolChains/Clang.cpp (a bunch of getTargetFeature stuff)
and lib/Driver/ToolChains/CommonArgs.cpp (getCPUName especially).
These defer to target-specific .cpp files in the more complete targets



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