Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Thu Oct 15 01:53:22 UTC 2015

Hi Erik,

That sounds great. Can your Jenkins instance maybe also push the reports to one of the GHC lists, so everybody can see what the state of play is?


> Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+hs at>:
> Hi all,
> As some of you may have noticed the LLVM requirements for GHC HEAD
> has just switched from version 3.6 to 3.7. This was mainly to support
> Arm64 (aka AArch64 aka Armv8-a), for which llvm-3.6 was badly broken.
> Since figuring out what needed to change from 3.6 to 3.7 was rather
> painful, I decided to set up a small project to help us GHC devs
> keep up with what happens in the LLVM dev world.
> The project is a build script (actually a Makefile) and a set of
> patches) which does the followiing:
> * clones/updates LLVM from git, builds it and installs it locally
> * clones/updates GHC from git
> * applies patches git GHC so that GHC builds against the locally
> build LLVM tools.
> * builds GHC and then runs the testsuite
> I plan on running the above build on a daily basis in my own 
> personal Jenkins instance in order to track changes in GHC and
> Others are free to do the same and I'm happy to take pull requests.
> This project may also be interesting or useful for people testing
> out up-coming LLVM features with GHC.
> Cheers,
> Erik
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