Stream: t-compiler/wg-meta

Topic: aarch64 target group


Pietro Albini (Jun 05 2020 at 17:38, on Zulip):

Hello wg-meta!

Pietro Albini (Jun 05 2020 at 17:40, on Zulip):

There is the need to create a pingable group of people that are willing to help with AArch64 issues (all of them are engineers from ARM), what would be the best "structure" for that, and what's the process of creating such group?

Pietro Albini (Jun 05 2020 at 17:41, on Zulip):

This group of people can also serve as the point of contact for the AArch64 target, so I guess we could use this group as the point of contact?

Pietro Albini (Jun 05 2020 at 17:41, on Zulip):

cc @Robin Randhawa

Santiago Pastorino (Jun 05 2020 at 18:03, on Zulip):

@Pietro Albini we are in the process of creating a Windows notify group which looks exactly like what you're looking for but related to Windows

Santiago Pastorino (Jun 05 2020 at 18:03, on Zulip):

I guess should have a list of groups like this to be build

Santiago Pastorino (Jun 05 2020 at 18:03, on Zulip):

Niko, thoughts?

nikomatsakis (Jun 05 2020 at 19:14, on Zulip):

Maybe we should build both to start

nikomatsakis (Jun 05 2020 at 19:14, on Zulip):

I'm in favor

nikomatsakis (Jun 05 2020 at 19:14, on Zulip):

then we can annoucne two such groups, seems fine

Pietro Albini (Jun 09 2020 at 12:15, on Zulip):

@Santiago Pastorino @nikomatsakis do we want to call them "aarch64" or "target-aarch64"?

Santiago Pastorino (Jun 09 2020 at 13:33, on Zulip):

I think I'd go with aarch64

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 14:29, on Zulip):

I think we opted to just call it after the target, same as windows

Pietro Albini (Jun 09 2020 at 14:52, on Zulip):

ok! I'll send a PR to add the aarch64 group soon

Pietro Albini (Jun 09 2020 at 17:14, on Zulip):

@nikomatsakis submitted a PR to add the aarch64 group

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 19:30, on Zulip):

@Pietro Albini to the team repo?

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 19:30, on Zulip):

I'm moving through the steps for windows group

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 19:30, on Zulip):

I'll incorporate the aarch64 there too

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 19:30, on Zulip):

e.g., I was just about to open a PR for an Inside Rust blog post

Pietro Albini (Jun 09 2020 at 19:50, on Zulip):

@nikomatsakis yeah, https://github.com/rust-lang/team/pull/355

Pietro Albini (Jun 09 2020 at 19:51, on Zulip):

if you could integrate it with the rest of the windows stuff it'd be great!

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:33, on Zulip):

will do

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:33, on Zulip):

I'm going to try and finish that up now

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:35, on Zulip):

@Pietro Albini do you think it's worth having O-ARM be more specific (e.g., O-aarch64?)

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:35, on Zulip):

seems unlikely

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:35, on Zulip):

I'm wondering if it should be an "arm" group

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:45, on Zulip):

I'm going to take the initiative to guess "Yes"

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:48, on Zulip):

https://github.com/rust-lang/team/pull/357

Pietro Albini (Jun 09 2020 at 21:56, on Zulip):

@nikomatsakis makes sense!

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:57, on Zulip):

@Santiago Pastorino @mark-i-m if one of you two are around, can somebody merge https://github.com/rust-lang/rustc-dev-guide/pull/740 ?

LeSeulArtichaut (Jun 09 2020 at 21:59, on Zulip):

Merged it myself, I hope it isn’t a problem

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 21:59, on Zulip):

thanks

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 22:08, on Zulip):

@LeSeulArtichaut see also https://github.com/rust-lang/rustc-dev-guide/pull/741 :)

nikomatsakis (Jun 09 2020 at 22:08, on Zulip):

just realized there was some 'unmerged stuff'

nagisa (Jun 09 2020 at 23:54, on Zulip):

aarch64 is considerably different from arm, but I still think they should be considered the same given that people knowledgeable about aarch64 are very likely to know a lot about arm too.

mark-i-m (Jun 10 2020 at 01:13, on Zulip):

It looks like LeSeulArtichaut got there first

Santiago Pastorino (Jun 10 2020 at 01:39, on Zulip):

just saw the message, great that @LeSeulArtichaut did it :)

nikomatsakis (Jun 10 2020 at 15:02, on Zulip):

@nagisa yeah I figure it's better to start with a somewhat "broader" interpretation and narrow as needed

nikomatsakis (Jun 10 2020 at 15:02, on Zulip):

similarly we didn't make MSVC vs GNU targets for windows

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