[PATCH] D57915: [COFF, ARM64] Remove definitions for _byteswap library functions

Roman Lebedev via Phabricator via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Thu Feb 7 14:54:52 PST 2019

lebedev.ri added a comment.

In D57915#1389722 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D57915#1389722>, @TomTan wrote:

> In D57915#1389560 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D57915#1389560>, @lebedev.ri wrote:
> > In D57915#1389549 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D57915#1389549>, @TomTan wrote:
> >
> > > Added the tests back. Clang IR should not lower these to bswap calls because they are global library functions. It might be slower to make the call to library function than bswap, but this is the same for other architectures supported by Windows. And just redefine global library function triggers link error in some scenarios.
> >
> >
> > I think there is some deeper reasoning is being omitted here.
> >  //Why// does the fact that those are "global library functions" bans clang from lowering them into IR?
> >  (and thus, "prevents" LLVM form doing optimizations)
> The current issue could be caused by the implementation of comdat selection in LLD as below which provides more strict conflict check than MSVC link does.
> These `_bytewap_*` in `intrin.h` were not intended as optimization, instead, it is expected to be consistent with declarations in `stdlib.h`. For optimization, it makes sense to enable it for all architectures supported by Windows, and make sure it works with LLD.
> https://github.com/llvm-mirror/lld/blob/b6584c3fab115aa46dad27681af7eb3d4e5d2b35/COFF/InputFiles.cpp#L494

These functions are also listed in https://github.com/llvm-mirror/clang/blob/c18e7e9007970a3105617f03bc9d1de89fa1a3e1/include/clang/Basic/Builtins.def#L773-L775
Are you sure they shouldn't be simply dropped from `lib/Headers/intrin.h`?

I notice they were just added in D56685 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D56685>, but that review has no commit message, so the problem it addressed is not documented..
So as-is this all looks a bit like hand-waving //to me//.



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