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Re: [RFC/RFA] Obsolete Cell Broadband Engine SPU targets
- From: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>
- To: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand at de dot ibm dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Cc: dje dot gcc at gmail dot com, trevor_smigiel at playstation dot sony dot com
- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 07:14:06 -0600
- Subject: Re: [RFC/RFA] Obsolete Cell Broadband Engine SPU targets
- References: <20190402094614.8550AD802C5@oc3748833570.ibm.com>
On 4/2/19 3:46 AM, Ulrich Weigand wrote:
> the spu-elf target in GCC supports generating code for the SPU processors
> of the Cell Broadband Engine; it has been part of upstream GCC since 2008.
> However, at this point I believe this target is no longer in use:
> - There is no supported Cell/B.E. hardware any more.
> - There is no supported operating system supporting Cell/B.E. any more.
> I've still been running daily regression tests until now, but I'll be
> unable to continue to do so much longer since the systems I've been
> using for this will go away.
> Rather than leave SPU support untested/maintained, I'd therefore
> propose to declare all SPU targets obsolete in GCC 9 and remove
> the code with GCC 10.
> Any objections to this approach?
> * config.gcc: Mark spu* targets as deprecated/obsolete.
WOrks for me as well.