[webkit-dev] Bring back ARMv6 support to JSC

Caio Lima ticaiolima at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 18:14:50 PDT 2017

2017-07-05 18:25 GMT-03:00 Filip Pizlo <fpizlo at apple.com>:
> You need to establish that the JIT is a performance progression over the LLInt on ARMv6. I am opposed to more ARMv6 patches landing until there is some evidence provided that you’re actually getting speed-ups.

It makes sense. I can get these numbers related to JIT.

BTW, there is a Patch that isn't JIT related


> -Filip
>> On Jun 13, 2017, at 6:48 PM, Caio Lima <ticaiolima at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All.
>> Some of you guys might know me through the work I have been doing in
>> JSC. The experience working with WebKit has been great so far, thank
>> you for the reviews!
>> Since 1st May, we at Igalia have been working on bring back the ARMv6
>> support into JSC. We already have commits into our downstream branch
>> port[2] that fixes some compile/runtime errors when building JSC to
>> ARMv6 and also fixes some bugs. However, this branch is not synced
>> with WebKit upstream tree and I would like to pursue the upstreaming
>> of this ARMv6/JSC support to WebKit.
>> As a long shot, we are planning to maintain the ARMv6 support and make
>> tests run as green as possible. Also, it's our goal make ARMv6 support
>> not interfere with other ARM versions support code negatively and we
>> will be in charge of implement platform-specific fixes/features for
>> JSC/ARM6, this way no imposing burden to the rest of the community.
>> To keep track of work to be done, I've create a meta-bug in
>> bugzilla[3] and it's going to be used firstly to organize the commits
>> from our downstream branch, but pretty soon I'm going to create issues
>> related with javascriptcore-test failures and send patches to fix
>> them. We have already submitted 3 patches (they are marked as
>> dependence of [3]) that fixes ARMv6 into LLInt and JIT layers and got
>> a round of review into them.
>> Best Regards,
>> Caio.
>> [1] - https://www.igalia.com/about-us/coding-experience
>> [2] - https://github.com/WebPlatformForEmbedded/WPEWebKit
>> [3] - https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172765
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