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

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Thu Aug 20 14:37:42 UTC 2020

On 2020-08-20 12:38, Andrew Dinn wrote:
> On 20/08/2020 11:14, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>> On 2020-08-20 11:40, Nick Gasson wrote:
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ngasson/asmtest/webrev.0/
>>> Then you'd run it with
>>>     make exploded-test TEST="gtest:AssemblerAArch64"
>>> The downside is that it won't run on every startup of a debug build, but
>>> it will run in the tier1 tests, including for release builds, which
>>> arguably gives more coverage. It looks a lot tidier to me, but that's
>>> clearly subjective.
>> FWIW, it definitely looks tidier to me too.
> Well, perhaps this check ought to be done as a standalone test rather
> than as debug build validation. I don't really have any deep commitment
> either way. However, if we do proceed with this I think it ought to be
> in a separate follow-up patch and with its own JIRA. It should not stop
> Ningsheng's SVE patch going in as is since that merely corrects the
> status quo to allow for SVE instructions.
Yes, I fully agree, and never meant to imply anything else.

> regards,
> Andrew Dinn
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