[llvm-dev] Porting use of target-specific node types in SelectionISel to GlobalISel?

Gabriel Hjort Åkerlund via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jul 28 06:44:20 PDT 2020

Okay, I managed to figure this out myself and will describe the workaround
here in case there is someone else with the same problem. 


There is apparently a TableGen class called GINodeEquiv which is used for
making a G_* instruction equivalent to a specific ISD node. This can be used
as follows, which is actually how GlobalISel handles all normal G_*


def G_XYZ_COMPARE_SIGNED : GenericInstruction{ ... };



This way, I can reuse the patterns already defined in the *.td files with
minimal modifications.






From: llvm-dev <llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org> On Behalf Of Gabriel Hjort
Åkerlund via llvm-dev
Sent: den 27 juli 2020 17:15
To: llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Subject: [llvm-dev] Porting use of target-specific node types in
SelectionISel to GlobalISel?


I am in the process of porting our target to GlobalISel and have encountered
the following problem. In our target, the predicate for conditional
branching is placed on the branch instruction instead of the compare
instruction. To make this work in our SelectionISel-based implementation, we
declare our own nodes, e.g.:


[SDNPHasChain, SDNPOutGlue]>;


During legalization, we lower BR_CC nodes into:



XYZISD::CONDBRANCH <label> <condition code> <condition reg>


These are then used for pattern matching, e.g.:

def : Pat<(XYZ_COMPARE_SIGNED i16:$src1, (i16 Imm_m32768_32767_i16:$SImm)),
(cmp_nimm16_a16 $src1, imm:$SImm)>;


Now to my question: What is the best way to achieve the same thing in
GlobalISel? Is it possible to introduce new node types in GlobalISel? If so,
how? If not, what’s a suitable work-around that allows me to reuse the
tablegen-declared patterns?




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