[LLVMdev] Adding masked vector load and store intrinsics

dag at cray.com dag at cray.com
Fri Oct 24 15:27:11 PDT 2014

Pete Cooper <peter_cooper at apple.com> writes:

> However, what types should be supported here? I haven’t looked in
> detail, but from memory I believe AVX-512 masks 32-bit values, and not
> bytes. Are we going to have an intrinsic which can handle any vector
> type, or just <n x 32-bit> vectors, even at first?

Eventually we should support at least f/i 8, 16, 32 and 64.  We can
start with f/i 32, 64 for now I think.

> Also, given that the types of the vectors matter, it seems like we’re
> going to need TTI anyway whenever we want to generate one of these, or
> else we’ll end up generating an illegal version which has to be
> scalarised in the backend.



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