[Mono-dev] Mono Port to Tilera Tile-GX

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 17:51:16 UTC 2012

Hi Braddock,

Those are great news!

Yes you can handle that by specifying in the machine that the float
operations to use integer registers.

By the way, Tilera's a MIPS based CPU right? So, please avoid breaking
regular MIPS with your
changes to make it easier to merge your patches.


On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Braddock Gaskill (Contractor) <
braddock.gaskill at apx-labs.com> wrote:

>  Hello Mono Community,
> We are working on a port of Mono to Tilera's Tile-GX 100-core CPU.
> I have a question about the register allocator.  The Tile-GX does not have
> separate floating point registers - floating point operations use the 55
> 64-bit general-purpose registers.  As far as I can tell all other Mono
> architectures have separate floating point registers.
> Is the register allocator able to accommodate using general-purpose
> registers for floating point operations?  Do I simply specify src1:i
> instead of src1:f in the machine description file?
> Thanks,
> Braddock Gaskill
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