[llvm-dev] Identification of LEA instructions with complex addressing mode

Saba, Lama via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Jul 9 00:07:25 PDT 2017

Is this an RFC for (an expansion of) the patch you already have https://reviews.llvm.org/D35014? Or are you planning on making a different design?


From: Jatin Bhateja [mailto:jatin.bhateja at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2017 9:21 AM
To: llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
Cc: llvm-dev at redking.me.uk; Saba, Lama <lama.saba at intel.com>
Subject: RFC: Identification of LEA instructions with complex addressing mode

  Current state:

     1/ LEA with complex addressing mode are supported by Intel micro architectures after Nehalem.

     2/ LEA detection is being done during SelectionDAG based instruction selection through
         addressing mode based complex pattern matching.

     3/ This does not identify LEA patterns beyond Scaling factor 1.
             T1 = A  + B;
             T2 = T1 + B;
             T3 = T2 + B;
             T4 = T3 + 10;
             T5 = T4 + 20;
             T6 = T5 + B

         Above sequence can be folded to

              LEA   30( A , 4 , B);

         where BASE = A, SCALE = 4, INDEX = B and OFFSET = 30

     4/ Control flow information is not present at SelectionDAG level, as SelectionDAG based selection
         work over a single BasicBlock at a time. Which makes it difficult to avoid generation of
         complex LEA with 3 operands (even with Scale=1) within Loops.


     1/ To have a pre-RA pass to identify LEAs with dense folding. By dense folding I mean scale factor greater than 1.

     2/ Since this pass will run over MachineInstrs so it will be usable for FastISel and Global ISel based flows also which
         bypass SelectionDAG.

     3/ At MI level we have control flow Analysis info in the form of MachineDominatorTree and MachineLoopInfo
         to avoid formation of LEAs in loops.

     4/ Perform CSE over dense LEAs (which have Scale factor > 1) to factor out overlapping computations.
         When two LEAs share BASE , INDEX and OFFSET but have different SCALE we can
         take out the common complex LEA and generate a simple LEA with legal Scale.

              LEA1 : RES1 = LEA 10( A , 4 , B)
              LEA2 : RES2 = LEA 10( A , 8 , B)

         can be converted to

              LEA1 : RES1 = LEA 10( A , 4 , B)
              LEA2 : RES2 = LEA (RES1 , 4 , B)

      5/  Disintegration of complex LEAs with Scale 1 to simple LEA + ADD which is already being handled during

Kindly drop your suggestions/comments.

Jatin Bhateja

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