[llvm-dev] Questions about vscale

Roger Ferrer Ibáñez via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Apr 7 23:08:59 PDT 2020

Hi Chris,

> I guess my original point about vscale being an integer still stands
> though. If VLEN / ELEN is computed using integer arithmetic, then the
> result rounded towards 0 is 0. Unless we make floating point vscale a
> thing, it should be impossible for vscale to be fractional.

I forgot to mention that, as the spec stands now, VLEN and ELEN are powers
of two and ELEN <= VLEN, so ELEN should always evenly divide VLEN (this
would make 1 the minimum "runtime" value of vscale if we define vscale =

Kind regards,
Roger Ferrer Ibáñez
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