[llvm-dev] RFC: LoopIDs are not identifiers (and better loop-parallel metadata)

Michael Kruse via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Dec 12 08:29:06 PST 2018

Am Mi., 12. Dez. 2018 um 10:10 Uhr schrieb Finkel, Hal J. <hfinkel at anl.gov>:
> > As we have seen,
> > there are other reasons for loops to have identical LoopIDs. With
> > patches [3,4], llvm.loop metadata can be collapsed (unlike access
> > groups), thus the 'distinct' is not necessary anymore. Unfortunately,
> > there is code in LLVM (and maybe elsewhere) that depends on LoopIDs'
> > first item, i.e. we cannot get rid of it that easily.
> I don't think it's worth changing this first element, unless we have
> some other reason to do so.

Would it be worthwhile to update the metadata uniquing algorithm to
consider shallow self-references?


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