[Patch][LoopVectorize] Late evaluate of runtime pointer check's threshold
Tyler Nowicki via cfe-commits
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Mon Aug 10 16:06:24 PDT 2015
Thanks, the patches are committed in r244523 and r244526.
There are two possibilities to give the user control over pointer checking. We could add a loop hint option like vectorize(check_safety) that would be a safe version of ‘assume_safety’ or we could simply make it always emit the necessary pointer checks, no matter how many of them there are, when the loop hint vectorize(enable) is specified?
What do you think?
> On Aug 9, 2015, at 9:41 PM, Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov> wrote:
> Hi Tyler,
> This looks very useful.
> Please don't mention '-mllvm -runtime-memory-check-threshold=' in the error message. We should add some clause to #pragma clang loop to control this feature with some associated metadata. '-mllvm' things should not be part of the advertised interface to end users (but that should be a separate set of patches regardless).
> Otherwise, LGTM.
> Thanks again,
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>> Subject: [Patch][LoopVectorize] Late evaluate of runtime pointer check's threshold
>> This patch extends the patches in ' Late evaluation of vectorization
>> requirements’ (still in review). This makes the num runtime pointer
>> checks test into a late diagnostic so we can give the user a better
>> diagnostic message. Clang appends the diagnostic with options for
>> getting the loop vectorized. Here is an example of the diagnostic
>> the user will see:
>> "remark: loop not vectorized: cannot prove pointers refer to
>> independent arrays in memory. The loop requires 9 runtime
>> independence checks to safely vectorize the loop, but that would
>> exceed the limit of 8 checks; increase the number of runtime pointer
>> checks with the compiler option ‘-mllvm
>> -runtime-memory-check-threshold=’. To avoid runtime pointer checking
>> when you know the arrays will always be independent specify ‘#pragma
>> clang loop vectorize(assume_safety)’ before the loop or specify
>> ‘restrict’ on the array arguments. Erroneous results will occur if
>> these options are incorrectly applied."
>> The diagnostic is produced when the command line option
>> -Rpass-analysis=loop-vectorize is provided.
>> Reviews/comments are much appreciated!
> Hal Finkel
> Assistant Computational Scientist
> Leadership Computing Facility
> Argonne National Laboratory
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