[llvm-dev] sum elements in the vector
Rail Shafigulin via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Apr 4 10:30:29 PDT 2016
Thanks for the pointers. I looked at hadd instructions. They seem to do
very similar to what I need. Unfortunately as I said before my LLVM
experience is limited. My understanding is that when I create a new type of
SDNode I need to specify a pattern for it, so that when LLVM is analyzing
the code and is seeing a given pattern it would create this particular
node. I'm really struggling to understand how it is done. So here are the
problems that I'm having.
1. How do I identify that pattern that should be used?
2. How do I specify a given pattern?
Do you (or someone else) mind helping me out?
Any help is appreciated.
On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Das, Dibyendu <Dibyendu.Das at amd.com> wrote:
> This is roughly along the lines of x86 hadd* instructions though the
> semantics of hadd* may not exactly match what you are looking for. This is
> probably more in line with x86/ARM SAD-like instructions but I don’t think
> llvm generates SAD without intrinsics.
> *From:* llvm-dev [mailto:llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org] *On Behalf Of *Rail
> Shafigulin via llvm-dev
> *Sent:* Monday, April 04, 2016 9:34 AM
> *To:* llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
> *Subject:* [llvm-dev] sum elements in the vector
> My target has an instruction that adds up all elements in the vector and
> stores the result in a register. I'm trying to implement it in my compiler
> but I'm not sure even where to start.
> I did look at other targets, but they don't seem to have anything like it
> ( I could be wrong. My experience with LLVM is limited, so if I missed it,
> I'd appreciate if someone could point it out ).
> My understanding is that if SDNode for such an instruction doesn't exist I
> have to define one. Unfortunately, I don't know how to do it. I don't even
> know where to start looking. Would someone care to point me in the right
> Any help is appreciated.
> Rail Shafigulin
> Software Engineer
> Esencia Technologies
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