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Re: [BENCHMARK]-mfpmath=sse should disable x387 intrinsics
On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:38:51 -0700 (MST), Roger Sayle
> On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, Richard Guenther wrote:
> > I guess unrolling loops increases register pressure and as such makes
> > use of the extra FP registers. The testcase is again 50 iterations of
> > my famous tramp3d-v3.cpp.
> Do you have numbers with an without -funroll-loops to confirm that
> it is the loop unrolling that shifts the trade-off between SSE and x87?
Yes - here are numbers of -funroll-loops compared to that of -fpeel-loops
(loop peeling is to completely unroll for(i=0; i<3; ++i) blah; that we don't do
-mfpmath=sse 1m6s 56.0s
- 1m9s 59.7s
4.3% down 6.2% down
so, increased register pressure increases sse gains (though I don't have a
test that shows x87 to outperform SSE here).
This tests were with todays CVS, using -mfpmath=sse -mfancy-math-387
does not show any difference to my surprise, using g++ from Nov21 with
-mfpmath=sse, the difference is in the noise, too. So I guess your patch
is ok - sorry for not testing enough before complaining.