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Re: [PATCH, MPX, 2/X] Pointers Checker [16/25] Tail recursion

2013/11/18 Jeff Law <>:
> On 11/18/13 03:37, Ilya Enkovich wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Here is a patch to disable tail recursion transformation when bounds are
>> passed by call.  The reason is BUILT_IN_CHKP_ARG_BND which should always get
>> default SSA_NAME of PARM_DECL as an argument.
>> Thanks,
>> Ilya
>> --
>> 2013-11-15  Ilya Enkovich  <>
>>         * tree-tailcall.c: Include tree-chkp.h.
>>         (suitable_for_tail_opt_p): Disable tail
>>         recursion for instrumented functions with bounded args.
> This sounds wrong.  If the builtins are called with a PARAM_DECL rather than
> an SSA_NAME, can't they make worst case assumptions about the bounds?
> In general if we find ourselves disabling an optimizer to make the bounds
> checker happy, we've got some explaining to do.

In SSA we are not allowed to have PARAM_DECL as call arg.  The problem
in this optimization is that when we replace a tail call with jump, we
replace default SSA name of input parameter with PHI node holding
taking original param and call's arg.  This PHI node then is used in
BUILT_IN_CHKP_ARG_BND, but is should not. Optimizer has to be taught
to analizy bind_bounds of replaced call and generate PHI nodes for

In general for not important optimizations I resolve the stability
issue with instrumented code and will enable optimizations later. For
obviously important optimizations, like inline, support is initially


> jeff

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