[PATCH] Remove "localize global" optimization
evan.cheng at apple.com
Thu Oct 3 15:00:03 PDT 2013
On Oct 2, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Alexey Samsonov <samsonov at google.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM, Bob Wilson <bob.wilson at apple.com> wrote:
> On Oct 2, 2013, at 10:08 AM, Bob Wilson <bob.wilson at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 2, 2013, at 8:33 AM, Alexey Samsonov <samsonov at google.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM, Bob Wilson <bob.wilson at apple.com> wrote:
>>> On Oct 1, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Nick Lewycky <nlewycky at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > The optimization was "important" for some SPEC test, but I think we're past caring about that.
>>> Not necessarily. Has anyone measured the impact on SPEC and other benchmarks?
>>> I'm going to submit this anyway.
>> That's not very friendly. You may not care about SPEC but that doesn't mean that no one else cares.
>>> See Reid's comment in http://llvm-reviews.chandlerc.com/D1754 - looks like this optimization has incorrect assumptions about C programs.
>> The only comment I see from Reid there is this: "I missed any earlier discussion about this. Don't we want to keep this optimization, even if it's a real corner case that fires once in a blue moon? isLeakCheckerRoot() doesn't check any flags to see if any of the sanitizers are on."
> OK, I see the problem, and I can't think of a way to fix it.
> But, if this hurts SPEC results, we may need to investigate alternative ways to get the same results. Since you're the one pushing this, it would have been nice if you contributed to that effort by at least providing the performance data. You could still do that now. Please do.
> Yes, the comment didn't appear in Phabricator, only the review thread:
> "The C++ standard sez [basic.start.main]p6: "The function main shall not be used (3.2) within a program." The C standard has no such language, so this optimization isn't really valid for C. IIRC this caused PNaCl some problems."
> I will run the SPEC benchmarks and measure the effects of this change. Sorry for not doing this as a first step.
It's more than just SPEC. We're seeing big regressions in Trimaran/enc-pc1, VersaBench/8b10b, among others.
And we need to be pragmatic about disabling optimizations. I feel like you are jumping to conclusion about this transformation being invalid. Please revert the patch.
> Alexey Samsonov, MSK
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