[Mono-dev] minimal mono embedding profile - hpc twist

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 12:37:46 UTC 2012

LLVM's GC from vmkit? It's unsuitable for our needs, not only to mention
that it's a pretty dead project.

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 7:45 AM, sebastian <sebastian at palladiumconsulting.com
> wrote:

> Is it possible to use the LLVM garbage collector in the long run, or does
> it work at an unsuitable level for mono?
> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 10:45 PM, Zoltan Varga <vargaz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> A more general question to the Mono team, does the mono-llvm fork pull
>>> in new functionality from the LLVM project from time to time?  Should we
>>> expect to be able to take advantage of the new optimisations (for example
>>> the deeper vectorization work in progress) when they become available?    I
>>> recall that there were a number of deficiencies with the LLVM that required
>>> a lot of scaffolding in order to interoperate with the mono runtime.
>>> Curious whether the LLVM foks have thought to address these so that could
>>> make more direct use of core LLVM in the future?
>>> Yes, we do rebase our changes on top of LLVM HEAD from time to time.
>> About our changes, most of them are mono specific, and won't help LLVM very
>> much. for the others, it would require a lot of time to transform them into
>> a format suitable for inclusion into LLVM proper, so we didn't do that. As
>> for the LLVM deficiencies, most of them are solved/worked around in our
>> changes, so for example, LLVM can compile about 95% of mscorlib methods on
>> x86.
>>                     Zoltan
> --
> *Sebastian Good*
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