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Re: Eliminate vectorizer analysis side effects

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM, Richard Biener
<> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM, Xinliang David Li <> wrote:
>> I was debugging a runtime failure of SPEC06 xalancbmk built with LIPO.
>> Using -fdisable-<pass> option pinpoints the problem in slp vectorize
>> pass on a particular function. dbgcnt support is added to to track
>> down the individual BB, but it  fails even when the dbg count is set
>> to 0.
>> It turns out that no BB was actually vectorized for that function, but
>> turning on/off slp-vectorize does make a difference in generated code
>> -- the only difference between the good and bad case is stack layout.
>>  The problem is  in the alignment analysis phase -- which
>> speculatively changes the base declaration's alignment regardless
>> whether the vectorization transformation will be performed or not
>> later.
>> The attached patch fixes the problem. Testing is ok. Ok for trunk?
> Not in this form.  I'd rather not put extra fields in the data-refs this way.
> (As for the xalancbmk runtime problem - doesn't this patch just paper
> over the real issue?)

I believe it is stack-limit related. This program has some recursive
call chains that can generate a call frame ~9k deep. The vectorizer
side effect causes the affected function in the call frame to grow
~100 byte in stack size. Since this function appears lots of times in
the callstack, the overall stack consumption increase a lot. Combined
with the aggressive cross module inlining, it ends up blowing up the
stack limit.

> For BB SLP you still adjust DR bases that do not take part in
> vectorization - the DR vector contains all refs in the BB, not just
> those in the SLP instances we are going to vectorize.  So the
> commit of the re-aligning decision should be done from where
> we vectorize the DR, in vectorizable_load/store in its transform
> phase.
> If we decide to integrate the fields into the data-ref then the
> analysis and commit parts should go into the data-ref machinery
> as well.  Otherwise the vectorizer should use data-ref->aux or some
> other way to hang off its private data.

Good point.

> Other than that, modifying alignment of variables that are not
> vectorized is indeed a bug worth fixing.

The new version of the patch is attached. Ok for trunk after testing?



> Richard.
>> thanks,
>> David

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