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Re: Iterating over RTL in Graphite

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Arnaldo <> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Arnaldo <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM, Tobias Grosser <> wrote:
>>> On 02/17/2012 08:34 PM, David Malcolm wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 19:17 -0400, Arnaldo wrote:
>>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>>> I'm working on an extension to the Graphite pass of GCC 4.4.0. ?My
>>>>> intention is to associate costs to RTL instructions by adding them as
>>>>> RTX attributes to a machine description file, and to read them back
>>>>> during the Graphite pass by iterating through each basic block.
>>>>> Is the RTL available during this optimization pass? I'm not sure this
>>>>> is the case as I get a segfault when trying to iterate over the RTL
>>>>> with the code below ("internal compiler error: Segmentation fault"). I
>>>>> don't need the fully resolved RTL, just to be able to read the
>>>>> attribute given an RTL instruction.
>>>>> I've tried debugging the compiler with gdb but it can't find the
>>>>> debugging symbols even though they're there. ?I'll keep trying to get
>>>>> gdb to work but any leads on reading these attributes from within
>>>>> Graphite is greatly appreciated.
>>>> I don't know about GCC 4.4, but a while back I wrote a script using my
>>>> GCC Python plugin to draw a "subway map" of GCC 4.6's passes:
>>>> which you can see here:
>>>> If I reading things correctly, the graphite passes happen whilst the
>>>> code is still in gimple form: the blocks are converted to RTL form in
>>>> the "expand" pass, which happens about 20 or so passes later.
>>>> Caveat: I'm not familiar with the insides of the graphite, and am
>>>> relatively new to gcc's insides, so I could be wrong; also the script
>>>> relies on the pass flags, and they're not necessarily correct either...
>>> Yes, graphite works on GIMPLE. I believe I have never seen RTL when working
>>> on graphite, so I doubt it is easily available. (Maybe it is, but it is
>>> definitely not used within graphite).
>>> Cheers
>>> Tobi
>> Thanks David and Tobias, that helped.
>> I started looking into the expand pass (cfgexpand.c), there's an
>> interesting function there:
>> static basic_block expand_gimple_basic_block (basic_block bb)
>> When I get a change I'll make it 'public' and see if I can call it
>> from graphite.c
>> -Arnaldo
> I couldn't get cfgexpand.c:basic_block expand_gimple_basic_block
> (basic_block bb) to work by calling it directly because there is some
> preprocessing in gimple_expand_cfg() that has to be done first. ?But
> calling gimple_expand_cfg() modifies the CFG and asserts will fail
> later on during compilation.
> I think the only way to solve this would be to somehow duplicate the
> current cfun structure when entering the part of Graphite I'm
> extending, then calling push_cfun(), gimple_expand_cfg(), extracting
> the BBs with the RTL and calling pop_cfun() before continuing.

Why would you want to look at RTL from graphite at all??  That seems
to be completely bogus and pointless.


> -Arnaldo

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