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LLVM Support for the Draft Bit Manipulation Extension for RISC-V | Paolo Savini, Embecosm

By October 28, 2019No Comments

The RISC-V Instruction Set Manual describes the current status of the RISC-V ISA and its extensions. Among these there’s a mention of the ‘B’ extension that is meant to host specific instructions for bit manipulation operations.
A well known proposal for such extension comes from Clifford Wolf and can be found here.
We implemented an extension of the RISC-V back end of LLVM based on such proposal that is now available on the Embecosm GitHub repository:
Our work is being presented as a poster at the LLVM Developers Meeting 2019, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.