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[PATCH] Improve probability/profile distribution in ORIF expansion

This patch fixes an issue where expansion of an ORIF expression arbitrarily
applied the probability that the entire condition was true to just the
first condition. When the ORIF true probability was 100%, this resulted
in the second condition's jump being given a count of zero (since the
first condition's jump got 100% of the count), leading to incorrect function
splitting when it had a non-zero probability in reality. Since there
currently isn't better information about which condition resulted
in the ORIF being true, apply a 50-50 probability that it is the first
vs. second condition that caused the entire expression to be true,
so that neither condition's true label ends up as a 0-count bb.

Bootstrapped and tested on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu. Ok for trunk?

2013-10-01  Teresa Johnson  <>

        * dojump.c (do_jump_1): Divide probability between
        both conditions of a TRUTH_ORIF_EXPR.

Index: dojump.c
--- dojump.c    (revision 203077)
+++ dojump.c    (working copy)
@@ -325,18 +325,27 @@ do_jump_1 (enum tree_code code, tree op0, tree op1

     case TRUTH_ORIF_EXPR:
-      if (if_true_label == NULL_RTX)
-       {
-          drop_through_label = gen_label_rtx ();
-         do_jump (op0, NULL_RTX, drop_through_label, prob);
-         do_jump (op1, if_false_label, NULL_RTX, prob);
-       }
-      else
-       {
-         do_jump (op0, NULL_RTX, if_true_label, prob);
-         do_jump (op1, if_false_label, if_true_label, prob);
-       }
-      break;
+      {
+        /* Spread the probability evenly between the two conditions. So
+           the first condition has half the total probability of being true.
+           The second condition has the other half of the total probability,
+           so its jump has a probability of half the total, relative to
+           the probability we reached it (i.e. the first condition
was false).  */
+        int op0_prob = prob / 2;
+        int op1_prob = GCOV_COMPUTE_SCALE ((prob / 2), inv (op0_prob));
+        if (if_true_label == NULL_RTX)
+          {
+            drop_through_label = gen_label_rtx ();
+            do_jump (op0, NULL_RTX, drop_through_label, op0_prob);
+            do_jump (op1, if_false_label, NULL_RTX, op1_prob);
+          }
+        else
+          {
+            do_jump (op0, NULL_RTX, if_true_label, op0_prob);
+            do_jump (op1, if_false_label, if_true_label, op1_prob);
+          }
+        break;
+      }

       gcc_unreachable ();

Teresa Johnson | Software Engineer | | 408-460-2413

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