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LLVM Clang Moves A Bit Closer To Compiling The Linux 3.16 Kernel

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Published on 08 June 2014 12:07 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The latest Linux 3.16 kernel pull request worth covering on Phoronix are the latest LLVMLinux patches for being able to compile the kernel with Clang rather than GCC.

With Linux 3.15 came the patch-set to come close to being able to compile under Clang and now with Linux 3.16 it's a bit closer. A set of five LLVMLinux patches are called for merging that affect ARM and Shash Crypto code.

Behan Webster sent in the 3.16 pull request on Saturday, "Next set of patches to support compiling the kernel with clang. They've been soaking in linux-next since the last merge window. More still in the works for the next merge window..."

In case you missed it, a few days back I ran benchmarks covering Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM's Clang Yields Comparable Performance against the GNU Compiler Collection.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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