Thoughts on llvm/clang in base

peeter (must) karu.pruun at
Mon Oct 15 07:17:08 PDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM, B. Estrade <estrabd at> wrote:
> Just throwing this out there, but one thing that made me sad about
> FreeBSD's dumping GCC as base was that it was also dumping OpenMP
> support. Given that SMP is the goal, it was a pretty hefty technical
> benefit that was thrown away for mostly political reasons. I hope
> OpenMP support in clang/LLVM is bolstered in practice, there are certainly
> a number of academic efforts using it for OpenMP research. I am not
> aware of a strong clang/LLVM effort to support it outside of that arena,
> though. That DF has GCC with faily current OpenMP support in base is a
> strong reason for me to consider using it primarily over FreeBSD,
> which is my traditional go-to BSD.
> Thank you,
> Brett

Just to chime in with this, we're using OpenMPI on DF and it'd be
very, very bad news for us if support for OpenMPI would be
discontinued for the mentioned reason. We'd need to change the
platform then. . .

Cheers, Peeter


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