PATCH: RegisterCoalescer: Fix bug when rematerializing instsructions with subregs
tom at stellard.net
Mon Apr 21 06:49:32 PDT 2014
On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 03:43:55PM -0700, Quentin Colombet wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I’ve looked at your patch and it looks like a workaround to a more general issue.
> I’ve applied your second patch and looked at what happen with the rematerialization in that case.
> Unless I am not looking at the right fragment, the copy you are trying to avoid to rematerialize is:
> %vreg169<def> = COPY %vreg91:sub0_sub1; SReg_64:%vreg169 SReg_128:%vreg91
> And the related rematerializable definition is:
> %vreg91:sub0_sub1<def,read-undef> = S_MOV_B64 0; SReg_128:%vreg91
> Thus, one would expect to rematerialize this into:
> %vreg169:sub0_sub1<def,read-undef> = S_MOV_B64 0; SReg_128:%vreg169
> Which the current code should correctly handle.
> However, in your case, the instruction that have been picked up for rematerialization is:
> %vreg91:sub3<def> = S_MOV_B32 61440; SReg_128:%vreg91
> Which is the same vreg91, but not the right subregister. So looks like there is a liveness or liveness-update bug with the subregisters.
Are you sure LLVM ToT does sub-register liveness tracking? I thought liveness was
tracked by super-register only.
> Could you please track this down to make sure we understand the problem?
> Now, in the mean time, we may want to provide a workaround (and fix a PR to remember we added a workaround).
> Your workaround is appropriate with the following fix:
> + // The COPY src reg and the DefMI dst reg must have the same subreg index
> + if (CopyMI->getOperand(1).getSubReg() != DefMI->getOperand(0).getSubReg())
> + return false;
> I.e., instead of checking the sub register of CopyDstOperand, you have to check the sub register of copy *src* operand (like you said in your comment), i.e., 1 instead of 0.
> On Apr 16, 2014, at 3:13 PM, Tom Stellard <tom at stellard.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This patch fixes a bug in the register coalescer where it was incorrectly
> > rematerializing instructions that define sub-regs.
> > I've also attached the R600 patch which uncovers this bug.
> > Please Review.
> > -Tom
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