LLVM Weekly - #421, January 24th 2022

LLVM Weekly - #421, January 24th 2022

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Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-first issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by Alex Bradbury. Subscribe to future issues at http://llvmweekly.org and pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to asb@asbradbury.org, or @llvmweekly or @asbradbury on Twitter.

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News and articles from around the web

Michał Górny wrote up a summary of LLDB FreeBSD kernel debugging support.

The January 2022 mailing of C++ papers is now available.

On the forums

LLVM commits

  • The now-ratified RVV related extensions are no longer marked as experimental, and support was added for the RISC-V zve extensions. 8eae99d, 3cf15af.

  • The 2021 LLVM Security Group transparency report was added. 4d82ae6.

  • Wasm exception handling and Wasm setjump/longjump can now be used together. eb675e9.

  • The profile inference algorithm was improved with a more effective rebalancer. 13d1364.

  • The llvm.coro.align intrinsic was added. c8ecf12.

  • RISC-V label subtraction and addition and R_RISCV_SET* and R_RISCV_32_PCREL relocations were added to JITLink. dc18c5f, f7d4caf.

  • A machine learning based register allocation eviction advisor was added. e67430c.

  • MC layer support was added for the RISC-V ‘zbkb’ and ‘zbkc’ scalar cryptography extensions. 7ee1c16, e796eaf.

  • ORCv2 documentation was expanded with guidance on how to remove a JITDylib. 329feeb.

Clang commits

  • The patch to rename enable-noundef-analysis to disable-noundef-analysis and turn it off by default landed again, and seems to be sticking this time. 1b1c8d8.

  • Documentation was added for the clang-offload-wrapper tool. 0731f6b.

  • clang-format gained a new BlockIndent option to AlignAfterOpenBracket that allows you to configure it so a linebreak is always inserted after an opening paren if the parameters won’t fit on a single line, with the closing paren emitted on its own line. 966f24e.

  • Warnings were added for potential cases of unaligned access when -mno-unaligned-access has been specified. 35737df.

Other project commits

  • Documentation was added for FIR array operations. 69825f3.

  • Python bindings were added for MLIR’s PDL dialect. ed21c92.

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