On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Jakub Jelinek <ja...@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 02:53:10PM +0100, Kai Tietz wrote:
>> > This looks like to match unbound pattern sizes and thus does not fit
>> > into the forwprop machinery.  Instead it was suggested elsewhere
>> > that promoting / demoting registers should be done in a separate pass
>> > where you can compute a lattice of used bits and apply a transform
>> > based on that lattice and target information (according to PROMOTE_MODE
>> > for example).
>> Well, the integer truncation part might be something for a separate
>> pass.  It could then also take care that within single-use
>> gimple-statements the integral-constant is always on right-hand-side
>> of first statement of an +, -, |, ^, &, and mul.
>> But the cast-hoisting code itself is not unbound AFAICS and has fixed
>> pattern size.

Can you split that part out then please?

> The type demotion is PR45397/PR47477 among other PRs.
> I'd just walk from the narrowing integer conversion stmts recursively
> through the def stmts, see if they can be narrowed, note it, and finally if
> everything or significant portion of the stmts can be demoted (if not all,
> with some narrowing integer conversion stmt inserted), do it all together.

For PROMOTE_MODE targets you'd promote but properly mask out
constants (to make them cheaper to generate, for example).  You'd
also take advantate of targets that can do zero/sign-extending loads
without extra cost (ISTR that's quite important for some SPEC 2k6
benchmark on x86_64).


>        Jakub

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