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Emit more REG_EQUIV notes for function args (PR42235)


When moving arguments into pseudos, we are being very careful not to
emit any instructions that could possibly clobber other argument
registers.  Currently, we generate unnecessarily complicated sequences
of code for simple zero or sign extensions.

With this patch, we check can_extend_p and the necessary predicates to
see if an extend insn is available for the conversion we have to do.  If
so, we emit the insn directly, and create a REG_EQUIV note of the form
(sign_extend (mem)).  Reload can't really do anything with these yet,
but there's an optimization in the register allocator to move argument
loads directly before their use if there's only one use.  On Thumb-2
this happens already, we seem to generate better code than before.
Unfortunately Thumb-1, which the PR is about, has some other problems
which I'll try to fix later.

Bootstrapped and regression tested on i686-linux.  Also regression
tested on arm-linux, with my three usual sets of options.  Ok?


Bernd

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