Status of powerpc*-*-*spe* ports in GCC 9?

Jakub Jelinek
Thu Nov 15 16:54:00 GMT 2018

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 10:54:39AM -0500, Nathan Sidwell wrote:
> On 11/14/18 3:50 PM, Richard Biener wrote:
> > On November 14, 2018 9:16:17 PM GMT+01:00, Dries Deschout <> wrote:
> > > I could not find any more recent info about the status of the
> > > powerpc*-*-*spe* ports for GCC 9.
> > > 
> > > Will powerpc*-*-*spe* support be available in GCC 9?
> > 
> > It looks like we'll rip it out.
> IIUC the functionality is moved to the newly named powerpcspe-*-* target?

Yes, but the precondition of keeping that new target was that it will be
actually maintained.  See PR81084 for details.  The major problem is that
the port contains extremely large amount of dead code, say TARGET_64BIT
support, or Altivec/VSX support etc.  The only changes to config/powerpcspe
since GCC 8 when it has been deprecated for these reasons were from people
who changed lots of ports at once, grepping for stuff.  And, the fear is
that various changes from those have been just to code that should have been
removed instead.


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