LLVM Weekly - #506, September 11th 2023

LLVM Weekly - #506, September 11th 2023

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News and articles from around the web and events

Poster submissions are invited for the 2023 LLVM Developers’ Meeting. Additionally, early brid registration will close on 15th September.

According to the LLVM calendar in the coming week there will be:

  • Office hours with the following hosts: Aaron Ballman, Alexey Bader, Alina Sbirlea, Kristof Beyls, the BOLT maintainers, Johannes Doerfert.
  • Online sync-ups on the following topics: OpenMP, Flang, RISC-V, MLIR, LLVM embedded toolchains.
  • For more details see the LLVM calendar, getting involved documentation on online sync ups and office hours.

On the forums

LLVM commits

  • The documentation on GitHub was extended with an example of making a PR through GitHub’s web interface. 93cc72b.

  • ‘Builtin instructions’ were added for GISel MIR patterns. These offer additional capabilities that cannot currently be expressed without falling back to C++ code. 844c0da.

  • The GlobalISel Combiner API was refactored. aaf6755.

  • OperandMatchResultTy has now been fully replaced with ParseStatus1 in AsmParser APIs. a479be0.

  • Branch relaxation learned to optimise for code size of ‘hot’ code on AArch64. 866ae69.

  • A new pass was added for PowerPC to merge all constant global arrays into one pool. 84e2fd7.

  • Changes to lit’s test output were reverted. bb6d5fc, 9f111d9.

  • A SchedModel was defined for Power8. b922a36.

Clang commits

  • Clang-side support for machine function splitting on AArch64 was enabled. 776e3b0.

  • -m[no-]evex512 was introduced for X86 to disable ZMM and 64-bit mask instructions for AV512 features, allowing you to build binaries that can run on both legacy AVX512 targets and AVX10-256. 2419409.

Other project commits

  • A JSON-based config option system was added to LLVM’s libc. 0f1507a, ca2a4e7.

  • views::chunk_by was implemented in libcxx. 065dc48.

  • Initial Haiku support was added to libunwind. 976dbae.

  • LLVM’s OpenMP runtime is now supported on the VE architecture. 18b6724.