Rust Platform Support

The Rust compiler runs on, and compiles to, a great number of platforms, though not all platforms are equally supported. Rust’s support levels are organized into three tiers, each with a different set of guarantees.

Platforms are identified by their “target triple” which is the string to inform the compiler what kind of output should be produced. The columns below indicate whether the corresponding component works on the specified platform.

Tier 1

Tier 1 platforms can be thought of as “guaranteed to work”. Specifically they will each satisfy the following requirements:

Target std rustc cargo notes
i686-apple-darwin 32-bit OSX (10.7+, Lion+)
i686-pc-windows-gnu 32-bit MinGW (Windows 7+)
i686-pc-windows-msvc 32-bit MSVC (Windows 7+)
i686-unknown-linux-gnu 32-bit Linux (2.6.18+)
x86_64-apple-darwin 64-bit OSX (10.7+, Lion+)
x86_64-pc-windows-gnu 64-bit MinGW (Windows 7+)
x86_64-pc-windows-msvc 64-bit MSVC (Windows 7+)
x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu 64-bit Linux (2.6.18+)

Tier 2

Tier 2 platforms can be thought of as “guaranteed to build”. Automated tests are not run so it’s not guaranteed to produce a working build, but platforms often work to quite a good degree and patches are always welcome! Specifically, these platforms are required to have each of the following:

Target std rustc cargo notes
aarch64-apple-ios     ARM64 iOS
aarch64-linux-android     ARM64 Android
aarch64-unknown-fuchsia     ARM64 Fuchsia
aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu ARM64 Linux
arm-linux-androideabi     ARMv7 Android
arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi ARMv6 Linux
arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf ARMv6 Linux, hardfloat
arm-unknown-linux-musleabi     ARMv6 Linux with MUSL
arm-unknown-linux-musleabihf     ARMv6 Linux, MUSL, hardfloat
armv7-apple-ios     ARMv7 iOS, Cortex-a8
armv7-linux-androideabi     ARMv7a Android
armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf ARMv7 Linux
armv7-unknown-linux-musleabihf     ARMv7 Linux with MUSL
armv7s-apple-ios     ARMv7 iOS, Cortex-a9
asmjs-unknown-emscripten     asm.js via Emscripten
i386-apple-ios     32-bit x86 iOS
i586-pc-windows-msvc     32-bit Windows w/o SSE
i586-unknown-linux-gnu     32-bit Linux w/o SSE
i686-linux-android     32-bit x86 Android
i686-unknown-freebsd 32-bit FreeBSD
i686-unknown-linux-musl     32-bit Linux with MUSL
mips-unknown-linux-gnu MIPS Linux
mips-unknown-linux-musl     MIPS Linux with MUSL
mips64-unknown-linux-gnuabi64 MIPS64 Linux, n64 ABI
mips64el-unknown-linux-gnuabi64 MIPS64 (LE) Linux, n64 ABI
mipsel-unknown-linux-gnu MIPS (LE) Linux
mipsel-unknown-linux-musl     MIPS (LE) Linux with MUSL
powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu PowerPC Linux
powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu PPC64 Linux
powerpc64le-unknown-linux-gnu PPC64LE Linux
s390x-unknown-linux-gnu S390x Linux
sparc64-unknown-linux-gnu     SPARC Linux
sparcv9-sun-solaris     SPARC Solaris 10/11, illumos
wasm32-unknown-emscripten     WebAssembly via Emscripten
x86_64-apple-ios     64-bit x86 iOS
x86_64-rumprun-netbsd     64-bit NetBSD Rump Kernel
x86_64-sun-solaris     64-bit Solaris 10/11, illumos
x86_64-unknown-freebsd 64-bit FreeBSD
x86_64-unknown-fuchsia     64-bit Fuchsia
x86_64-unknown-linux-musl     64-bit Linux with MUSL
x86_64-unknown-netbsd NetBSD/amd64
x86_64-unknown-redox     Redox OS

Tier 3

Tier 3 platforms are those which the Rust codebase has support for, but which are not built or tested automatically, and may not work. Official builds are not available.

Target std rustc cargo notes
armv5te-unknown-linux-gnueabi     ARMv5TE
i686-pc-windows-msvc (XP)     Windows XP support
i686-unknown-haiku     32-bit Haiku
i686-unknown-netbsd     NetBSD/i386 with SSE2
le32-unknown-nacl     PNaCl sandbox
mips-unknown-linux-uclibc     MIPS Linux with uClibc
mipsel-unknown-linux-uclibc     MIPS (LE) Linux with uClibc
msp430-none-elf *     16-bit MSP430 microcontrollers
sparc64-unknown-netbsd   NetBSD/sparc64
thumbv6m-none-eabi *     Bare Cortex-M0, M0+, M1
thumbv7em-none-eabi *     Bare Cortex-M4, M7
thumbv7em-none-eabihf *     Bare Cortex-M4F, M7F, FPU, hardfloat
thumbv7m-none-eabi *     Bare Cortex-M3
x86_64-pc-windows-msvc (XP)     Windows XP support
x86_64-unknown-bitrig   64-bit Bitrig
x86_64-unknown-dragonfly   64-bit DragonFlyBSD
x86_64-unknown-haiku     64-bit Haiku
x86_64-unknown-openbsd   64-bit OpenBSD
NVPTX **     --emit=asm generates PTX code that runs on NVIDIA GPUs

* These are bare-metal microcontroller targets that only have access to the core library, not std.

** There’s backend support for these targets but no target built into rustc (yet). You’ll have to write your own target specification file (see the links in the table). These targets only support the core library.

But those aren’t the only platforms Rust can compile to! Those are the ones with built-in target definitions and/or standard library support. When linking only to the core library, Rust can also target “bare metal” in the x86, ARM, MIPS, and PowerPC families, though it may require defining custom target specifications to do so. All such scenarios are tier 3.