Sorry for the delayed reply. We’ve compiled llvm on Linux with only the x86 target, which produced an lli executable that’s about 5.5MB. The LLVMX86CodeGen.o alone is 1.7MB. We’ve configured with
–disable-assertions --enable-optimized --enable-targets=x86 --disable-debug-runtime --enable-bindings=none --disable-ltdl-install --disable-shared --enable-static
Are there any tips on making them even smaller? It seems that the ARM backend would be smaller but I am not sure if we could get it under 2MB. Also I guess, the interpreter could be removed, but it is quite small (145KB).
I am researching a possibility of running LLVM components (such as
JIT) on an embedded device, where the memory footprint and RAM usage
are the main concerns. So I was wondering if anyone could share
their experience with running LLVM on an embedded device. What is
the approximate code footprint that we are looking at? For example,
on an x86 with a minimum set of optimizations and with only the x86
backend, it seems difficult to get the LLVM JIT occupy less than
5MB. Is there any performance and memory usage data available?
That seems too high. I would think it’s more in the 2MB range. How did
you come about that figure? x86 instruction selector itself is quite
large due to the complex selection patterns. I would expect ARM’s
footprint to be smaller.
There are ways to reduce memory foot print further. But it will
require someone to drive the effort. One of the (very rough) idea is
to switch to a table driven instruction selector.