[cfe-commits] [llvm-commits] [PATCH] Add llvm.fmuladd intrinsic.

Stephen Canon scanon at apple.com
Tue Jun 5 13:15:18 PDT 2012

On Jun 5, 2012, at 1:08 PM, Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com> wrote:

> Hey Lang,
> Sorry to jump in late, but was catching on up email and finally read through this thread. This is the exchange that caught my interest:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 4:50 AM, Stephen Canon <scanon at apple.com> wrote:
> On May 31, 2012, at 10:40 PM, John McCall <rjmccall at apple.com> wrote:
> > On May 31, 2012, at 7:22 PM, Lang Hames wrote:
> >> Thanks for the suggestion Matthieu. I spoke to Doug and he recommended using attributes rather than a FunctionDecl bit to represent the fp_contract state.
> >
> > Hmm.  I had suggested a bit on FunctionDecl on the assumption that this would often be controlled globally, maybe by using a flag to control the default or by activating a #pragma before including all the headers.  Actually, I could even imagine a target (maybe a GPU target?) even opting-in to this behavior by default.  If we're going to use an Attr, we need to make sure it doesn't get added unless the current #pragma state is different from the global default;  we really don't want to be allocating an attribute for every function definition in the translation unit.
> We want FP_CONTRACT ON to be the default for all targets.  It's also worth noting that it's critical that we support setting the pragma to OFF, but in practice this will be exceedingly rare (almost certainly less than 1% of sources, and probably far less than that).
> Based on this comment, I'm really not keen on the current representation, but maybe I've mis-understood it, so I'll ask questions first:
> The 'fmuladd' intrinsic is used to whitelist specific operations for fused multiply+add handling, correct?


> If so, and if Stephen's stance is correct (I certainly agree with it!) that this should be allowed for the vast majority of code, that means that almost every fmul and fadd in the current IR should be a candidate for fusing?

Only those that originate from a common source-language *expression*.  Your examples should not be fused because the multiply and add are in two separate expressions (which is why we need FE involvement; that information isn't available later).

- Steve
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