LLVM Now Supports Qualcomm's New Falkor CPU
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 16 November 2016 at 06:40 AM EST. Add A Comment
A few days back I wrote about Qualcomm Falkor support coming to GCC while now the LLVM compiler stack has received the similar treatment.

Falkor appears to be the name for Qualcomm's forthcoming ARM server CPUs. The LLVM commit for Falkor CPU support is similar to GCC and basically identifies it as an ARMv8 processor supporting ARMv8, Neon, CRC, Crypto, and PerfMon. The CPU can be targeted with the -mcpu=falkor switch.

The commit was added by Qualcomm's Chad Rosier. The review on this patch mentions more features, tuning, scheduling model, and other improvements for Falkor will be added later.
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