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Re: LRA reloads of subregs

From: David Miller <>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:27:31 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Vladimir Makarov <>
> Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:00:54 -0400
>> I don't think we should add a new LRA code calling process_address
>> before adding insns for further processing.  LRA just needs to get
>> operands from insns to make them valid.  So again I'd try to make insn
>> recognizable for LRA first and only if it does not work then think
>> about other solutions in case when such change creates other problems
>> (it is hard for me to predict LRA behaviour definitely just reading
>> source files and not knowing sparc port well).

I've taken some time to see exactly what is going on here, perhaps
you can give me some guidance, I'm quite happy to implement anything

We start with:

(insn 1100 1099 1101 14 (set (reg:SI 3376)
        (ior:SI (subreg:SI (reg:QI 287) 0)
            (subreg:SI (reg:QI 289) 0))) x.c:104 234 {iorsi3}
     (expr_list:REG_DEAD (reg:QI 289)
        (expr_list:REG_DEAD (reg:QI 287)

LRA emits, in curr_insn_transform():

	(set (reg:SI 13423) (subreg:SI (reg:QI 287) 0))

LRA then spills the subreg onto the stack, which gives us:

(insn 18631 1099 1100 14 (set (reg:SI 13423)
        (subreg:SI (mem/c:QI (plus:SI (reg/f:SI 101 %sfp)
                    (const_int -14269 [0xffffffffffffc843])) [0 %sfp+-14269 S1 A8]) 0)) x.c:104 63 {*movsi_insn}
     (expr_list:REG_DEAD (reg:QI 287)

And this is where we run into trouble in simplify_operand_subreg(),
which seems to force reloads for all SUBREGs of MEM.

Normally, if there were no SUBREG here, LRA would run
process_address() over the MEMs in this instruction and all would be

It is also the case that I cannot do anything special in the SPARC
move emitter to handle this, as address validization is disabled when
lra_in_progress is true.

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