On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM, Bin.Cheng <amker.ch...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 4:44 PM, Martin Jambor <mjam...@suse.cz> wrote:
>> Hi Bin,
>> On Tue, Mar 06 2018, Bin Cheng wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 2:28 PM, Richard Biener
>>>> Do you think the situation happens often enough to make this worthwhile?
>>> There is one probably more useful case. Program may use global flags
>>> how it does (heavy) computation. Such flags are only set couple of
>>> times in execution
>>> time. It would be useful if we can (IPA) propagate flags into computation
>>> functions by versioning (if necessary). For example:
>>> int flag = 1;
>>> void foo ()
>>> //heavy computation wrto to flag
>>> void main()
>>> flag = 2;
>>> flag = 1;
>> So basically IPA-CP done on (not-addressable) static global variables.
>> Do you happen to know some real code which would benefit? I'd like to
>> experiment with it but would like to have a real thing to look at, as
>> opposed to artificial test cases.
> As Richi pointed out, I think this is not rare in spec. For this
> moment I only vaguely remember 544.nab_r for such issue, but I am sure
> there are other cases.
Sorry I forgot to mention it might not be static variables in file
scope, that's why I mentioned LTO previously.