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Re: Optimization in load_generic_interfaces()


Hi Thomas,

I have my sourceware account active now, so I should be able to commit this 
myself. I'll do so right away.

Thanks,
Andrew

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:43:30 PM PDT Thomas Koenig wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> [please also copy in gcc-patches for patches]
> 
> > I'm continuing to look for optimizations to improve compile times for
> > files
> > which USE large numbers of modules containing large numbers of symbols.
> > 
> > When the number of symbols becomes very large, find_symbol() becomes a
> > slow- point, because it can't use the structure of the balanced binary
> > tree to rapidly search the symtree, so just has to go through the whole
> > tree until it finds (or doesn't find) the symbol.
> > 
> > I don't see a simple way to improve the speed of this function, but there
> > seems to be a simple change in load_generic_interfaces() which gives
> > significant speed up:
> > 
> > Index: gcc/fortran/module.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- gcc/fortran/module.c        (revision 263667)
> > +++ gcc/fortran/module.c        (working copy)
> > @@ -4559,9 +4559,6 @@ load_generic_interfaces (void)
> > 
> >            /* Decide if we need to load this one or not.  */
> >            p = find_use_name_n (name, &i, false);
> > 
> > -         st = find_symbol (gfc_current_ns->sym_root,
> > -                           name, module_name, 1);
> > -
> > 
> >            if (!p || gfc_find_symbol (p, NULL, 0, &sym))
> >            
> >              {
> >              
> >                /* Skip the specific names for these cases.  */
> > 
> > @@ -4570,6 +4567,9 @@ load_generic_interfaces (void)
> > 
> >                continue;
> >              
> >              }
> > 
> > +         st = find_symbol (gfc_current_ns->sym_root,
> > +                           name, module_name, 1);
> > +
> > 
> >            /* If the symbol exists already and is being USEd without being
> >            
> >               in an ONLY clause, do not load a new symtree(11.3.2).  */
> >            
> >            if (!only_flag && st)
> > 
> > This just delays the call to find_symbol() until after the first test of
> > whether the symbol needs to be loaded  - if that test fails then
> > find_symbol() is never called.
> > 
> > This has no significant effect on compile time for files which import
> > small
> > numbers of symbols. But for cases where the number is large I find that
> > the
> > compile time can be reduced by up to 40% in the cases I've tried.
> > 
> > The change passes all regression tests cleanly.
> 
> The patch is OK for trunk.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Regards
> 
> 	Thomas


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