[$] BPF in GCC

Post Syndicated from jake original https://lwn.net/Articles/831402/rss

The BPF virtual machine is being
used ever more widely in the kernel, but it has not been a target for
GCC until recently. BPF is currently generated using the LLVM
compiler suite.
Jose E. Marchesi gave a pair of presentations as part of the GNU Tools
track at the 2020 Linux
Plumbers Conference
(LPC) that provided attendees with a look at the
BPF for GCC project, which started around a
year ago. It has made some
significant progress, but there is, of course, more to do.