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From: Alex Coplan <alex.coplan@arm.com>
To: "Marc Poulhiès" <poulhies@adacore.com>
Cc: gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org, Daniel King <dmking@adacore.com>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTED] ada: Add CHERI intrinsic bindings and helper functions.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 21:21:40 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ZJIKVCDtxoJf+nK7@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87o7la2q6g.fsf@adacore.com>

Hi Marc,

On 20/06/2023 15:47, Marc Poulhiès wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> >> The package Interfaces.CHERI provides intrinsic bindings and
> >> helper functions to allow software to query, create, and
> >> manipulate CHERI capabilities.
> >
> > I'm curious what the motivation for these intrinsic wrappers is, given that
> > GCC trunk doesn't currently support them. Out of interest, can you share what
> > the use case for these is?
> 
> We share the same Ada frontend with different GCC compilers and
> contribute it in GCC's master branch.
> 
> You're correct that this particular change is not useful (yet) with
> master, but we are testing/using it with a CHERI-aware GCC.

Interesting, I was only curious because we (Arm) are maintaining a branch with CHERI
and Morello support in the ARM/morello vendor branch:
https://gcc.gnu.org/git/?p=gcc.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/vendors/ARM/heads/morello

is this a different CHERI GCC port that you're referring to?

Thanks,
Alex

> 
> Does that answer your question?
> 
> Marc

  reply	other threads:[~2023-06-20 20:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-06-20  7:47 Marc Poulhiès
2023-06-20 13:00 ` Alex Coplan
2023-06-20 13:47   ` Marc Poulhiès
2023-06-20 20:21     ` Alex Coplan [this message]
2023-06-22  8:18       ` Marc Poulhiès

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