[webkit-dev] Webkit port to ppc64le.
annulen at yandex.ru
Wed Feb 22 06:58:12 PST 2017
22.02.2017, 17:41, "Atul Sowani" <sowani at gmail.com>:
> So, essentially, some tweaking in the code of LLInt/interpreter _is_ required when porting it to the new platform. Is my understanding correct?
My point was that you don't have to port LLInt before you have working JIT. AFAIU main purpose of architecture-specific LLInt implementation is to provide interpreter with the same calling convention as JIT, not to make interpreter faster on its own.
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:11 PM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
>> 22.02.2017, 13:15, "Atul Sowani" <sowani at gmail.com>:
>>> This is not specific to any particular branch/version of WebKit. I was browsing the code with ppc64le porting in mind. By default JIT is not available on ppc64le, so the CLoop code is used instead.
>> Porting JIT to new platfrom does not require porting LLInt, it can work without interpreter tier. However, it is a good idea to port LLInt after you have JIT in place, to improve overall quality.
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