[Mono-dev] LLVM Expectations

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 20:41:34 EST 2009


1) Is the LLVM back-end intended to be a long term solution to code
> optimization for performance sensitive code in mono?
> 2) How confident are you that the issues described can be resolved without
> kludge?
> 3) Would success with the LLVM back-end necessarily curtail efforts to
> improve code optimization in the pure mono JIT engine?

Apart from any issues mentioned in that page, LLVM is (currently) just too
slow to be used as a JIT. This is why it's limited to AOT only at the
moment. To the best of my knowledge, monos standard jit is still the primary
target for optimisations and will be for a long time.


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