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

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Thu Oct 4 13:46:12 UTC 2012

> 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?

We do this.

Upgrading LLVM requires a little bit of extra work, since it requires us to
perform all of our QA tests across various platforms, packaging it and
dealing with any major changes in the API, behavior, code generation and

But it is something that we do every once in a while.   We are in fact
considering doing a new upgrade about now.

> 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?

I did not really understand the above question.

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