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Re: [RFC/RFA] Obsolete Cell Broadband Engine SPU targets


On 4/2/19 3:46 AM, Ulrich Weigand wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 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?
> 
> Bye,
> Ulrich
> 
> 
> gcc/ChangeLog:
> 
> 	* config.gcc: Mark spu* targets as deprecated/obsolete.
WOrks for me as well.
jeff


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