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Re: RFA: enable LRA for rs6000 [patch for WRF]

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Vladimir Makarov <> wrote:

>   LRA approach is different from reload one.  First of all LRA can create
> pseudos (not assigned yet to anything) and secondly LRA makes changes
> incrementally opposite to reload which makes all final rewriting code when
> it decides that a final solution is found.  The difference in approaches
> means that LRA can not use all reload macros and hooks completely without
> changes.  Although I tried to minimize the changes, they are still present.
> For example, LRA will never use hooks which call push_reload which is
> completely oriented to reload pass.
>   I'd not say that "the code uniformly returned consistent values". One
> place where lra_in_progress is needed exactly because of discrepancy between
> legitimize reload address hook (which can call push_reload and can not be
> used by LRA) and legitimate address hook.  Two other places in
> rs6000_emit_move for SDmode where lra_in_progress is used are because LRA
> can create and use spilled pseudos instead of using concrete memory slot as
> reload does.  And two the rest places are in calls of
> legitimate_const_pool_address_p where LRA actually querying in strict sense.
> So I think the changes are minimal.
> David, thanks for expressing the concern.  I hope I answered it. The future
> will show the reality not just our speculations.


I don't think that you understood my concern.  I am not concerned
about adding lra_in_progress.  I am concerned about combining
lra_in_progress with the mode.  I would like an explanation why it is
correct for the result of legitimate address functions to vary with
lra_in_progress combined with the mode.  Not simply that it works.

The issue should be if an offsettable address is valid and the size of
the offset.

Thanks, David

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