[LLVMdev] Gather load in LLVM IR
admin at indigorenderer.com
Tue Jan 21 13:54:07 PST 2014
Hi Evan, all,
The most obvious thing to me would be to extend the load instruction to
have an additional form that takes a vector of pointers instead of a
This form would return a vector of values instead of a single value.
If a gather instruction is not available on the target, then the load
could be lowered to a series of scalar loads and insertelements.
On 20/01/2014 5:59 p.m., Evan Cheng wrote:
> On Jan 14, 2014, at 11:11 AM, Nicholas Chapman <admin at indigorenderer.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I was in the process of implementing a gathering load for my language. I got the getelementptr vector form working. However there doesn't seem to be a way to load a vector of values using the vector of pointers from getelementptr. Am I correct that this is not possible with LLVM IR currently (apart from with the avx2 gather intrinsic)?
> I believe you are correct. This is not currently possible.
>> And if so, are there plans to allow loading of a vector of values?
>> I think extending the load instruction to take a vector of pointers (as would be produced by getelementptr) would work well.
> This is of interests to a lot of people and I think it's a reasonable time to start the discussion. Do you have any concrete proposal in mind?
>> Nick C.
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