[Libre-soc-dev] interesting blog post about cranelift's new instruction selection pass

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Thu Sep 24 11:12:13 BST 2020

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 7:11 AM Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:

> cranelift which only took 100ms to compile -- who wants to wait an extra 5s
> for their web browser to open?

or the game to pause for 5 seconds.

this was the primary justification for the new AMDGPU assembler
backend in MESA/RADV.  the time taken by LLVM JIT is so huge with the
number of passes it takes that users were complaining.


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