[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] swr: bump minimum supported LLVM version to 5.0

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Tue Jun 26 16:47:27 UTC 2018

On 2018-06-26 06:37 PM, Marek Olšák wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 4:26 AM Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:
>> On 2018-06-26 03:49 AM, Marek Olšák wrote:
>>> Good timing. I have a patch that removes LLVM 5.0 support from AMD
>>> Mesa drivers. :)
>> Keep in mind that we have to support at least two major versions of
>> LLVM, otherwise we force our users to upgrade Mesa and LLVM in lockstep,
>> which can be painful.
> I'd like us to drop LLVM 6.0 support after 7.0 is released to remove the
> codepath without 32bit pointers. I'm sure users will be fine and it will
> move them to a better and faster version of the compiler.

I very much doubt distribution packagers would be happy about this. Have
they indicated otherwise to you?

Earthling Michel Dänzer               |               http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

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