DNS for LLVM/clangd index server

Hi llvm-admin folks,

We’re developing a “remote index” feature that makes clangd work better on large codebases: clangd queries a shared index server instead of parsing the whole project locally.
It’s early days, but our initial target is LLVM itself. We have a public instance at 34.107.73.68 - Google is providing a GCP VM to run it on, but the indexer/server is part of llvm-project[1].

We’d like to give it a domain name so we can start sharing with early testers. Does it make sense to point clangd-index.llvm.org at this server?

If there are concerns, we could also register a different domain, and either revisit once this is more stable or keep it “unofficial” indefinitely.

Privacy-wise, we need to write up a policy, but the service accepts limited context information needed to serve queries (e.g. the incomplete identifier for code completion). It will record only coarse aggregate statistics like request count/latency distribution/error rate, for monitoring health and usefulness.

Happy to discuss more about logistics, privacy, the feature itself or anything else.

Cheers, Sam

[1] https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/blob/master/clang-tools-extra/clangd/index/remote/README.md

Hi folks,

as requested by Tom Stellar, I created a bug for this request:

https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48069