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18.9.13 Permitting tail calls

Target Hook: bool TARGET_FUNCTION_OK_FOR_SIBCALL (tree decl, tree exp)

True if it is OK to do sibling call optimization for the specified call expression exp. decl will be the called function, or NULL if this is an indirect call.

It is not uncommon for limitations of calling conventions to prevent tail calls to functions outside the current unit of translation, or during PIC compilation. The hook is used to enforce these restrictions, as the sibcall md pattern cannot fail, or fall over to a “normal” call. The criteria for successful sibling call optimization may vary greatly between different architectures.

Target Hook: void TARGET_EXTRA_LIVE_ON_ENTRY (bitmap regs)

Add any hard registers to regs that are live on entry to the function. This hook only needs to be defined to provide registers that cannot be found by examination of FUNCTION_ARG_REGNO_P, the callee saved registers, STATIC_CHAIN_INCOMING_REGNUM, STATIC_CHAIN_REGNUM, TARGET_STRUCT_VALUE_RTX, FRAME_POINTER_REGNUM, EH_USES, FRAME_POINTER_REGNUM, ARG_POINTER_REGNUM, and the PIC_OFFSET_TABLE_REGNUM.

Target Hook: void TARGET_SET_UP_BY_PROLOGUE (struct hard_reg_set_container *)

This hook should add additional registers that are computed by the prologue to the hard regset for shrink-wrapping optimization purposes.

Target Hook: bool TARGET_WARN_FUNC_RETURN (tree)

True if a function’s return statements should be checked for matching the function’s return type. This includes checking for falling off the end of a non-void function. Return false if no such check should be made.