[aarch64-port-dev ] RFR(L): 8231441: AArch64: Initial SVE backend support

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Wed Aug 19 11:10:10 UTC 2020

On 19/08/2020 11:05, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> This is maybe not relevant, but I was surprised to find
> src/hotspot/cpu/aarch64/aarch64-asmtest.py, because a) it's python code,
> and b) the name implies that it is a test, even though that it resides
> in src. Is this really proper?

I have no idea whether it's really proper, but it allows us to check
that instructions are encoded correctly by cross-checking with the
system's assembler. There might well be a more hygienic way to do
that, but I don't want to be without it.

Andrew Haley  (he/him)
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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