is anyone using the sparc backend?

Chris,

FYI, I completely agree that we shouldn't remove the sparc target. However, it is currently unmaintained, and has some pretty glaring bugs. Is anyone interested in stepping up to maintain the target?

-Chris

We can not let it die and I volunteer to keep the Sparc alive!

My SPARCstation pizzaboxes can be ready for action in a day or two.

Pawel Wodnicki

Fantastic. A great place to start would be to investigate / screen various sparc related bugs in bugzilla to see if they are still relevant and present:
http://llvm.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=sparc

This bug looks pretty fatal if it is actually real:
http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=10938

-Chris

Hi Pawel,

We can not let it die and I volunteer to keep the Sparc alive!

My SPARCstation pizzaboxes can be ready for action in a day or two.

there are three sparc buildbots which are hooked up to lab.llvm.org. They are
currently idle because no builders have been scheduled to use them:

# gcc54 36G 0.5 GHz TI UltraSparc IIe (Hummingbird) / 1.5 GB RAM / Sun Netra T1 200 / Debian sparc

# gcc62 9202 36G 6x0.4 GHz TI UltraSparc II (BlackBird) / 5 GB RAM / Sun Enterprise 4500 / Debian sparc

# gcc63 9203 72G 8x4x1 GHz Sun UltraSparc T1 (Niagara) / 8 GB RAM / Sun Fire T1000 / Debian sparc

Feel free to use them. I can give you login access if you send me a public ssh
key.

Ciao, Duncan.

I can not reproduce this bug in the current trunk. It may already be
fixed by the revision r122607.

I also volunteer to fix any issues with Sparc backend.

Thanks,
Venkatraman

Venkatraman,

Fantastic. A great place to start would be to investigate / screen various sparc related bugs in bugzilla to see if they are still relevant and present:
http://llvm.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=sparc

This bug looks pretty fatal if it is actually real:
http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=10938

I can not reproduce this bug in the current trunk. It may already be
fixed by the revision r122607.

Perfect, looks like we can close it.

I was just checking

http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=8996

and on Ubuntu_x86_64 I do not see the crash in TOT nor 3.0.

Could you check it on Solaris?

I also volunteer to fix any issues with Sparc backend.

Thanks,
Venkatraman

Regards,
Pawel

If anyone is looking for Solaris{8,9,10}/Sparc then opencsw.org has similar buildfarm
machines on Sparc-Enterprise-T5520, 24x1.1 Ghz SparcV9 (UltraSparc T2?).
Let me know, I can get you in contact with opencsw.org admins.

Best regards,
--Edwin

Great! Feel free to close the bug.

-Chris