[erlang-questions] HiPE on s390

Kostis Sagonas <>
Thu Jan 21 10:40:57 CET 2016


On 01/20/2016 05:01 PM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
> On 17 January 2016 at 17:40, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
>> >
>> >Is HiPE supported on s390?
>> >I see the warning:
>> >
>> >"configure: WARNING: HiPE is not supported in 64-bit builds"
>> >
>> >but everything goes well until ... <SNIP>
>> >
> I don't know how stable/complete it is, but you could try the ErLLVM
> backend, assuming it's all hooked up. IIRC, LLVM supports s390 since
> the 3.3 release.

The ErLLVM backend of HiPE, which for the last two years or so is part 
of Erlang/OTP, currently works only for x86 and x86_64 architectures 
running Linux/Unix.  It requires LLVM version 3.5 or 3.6 -- we need to 
provide a small fix in order to work for later LLVM releases because the 
format of instructions was changed.

As Mikael wrote, we have no plans to support HiPE on the s390.

Kostis


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