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Re: [x86-64 psABI]: Extend x86-64 psABI to support AVX-512

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 07:36:31PM +0200, Richard Biener wrote:
> >Make them callee saved means we need to change to
> >preserve them and we need to change unwind library to
> >support them.  It is certainly doable.
> IMHO it was a mistake to not have any callee saved xmm register in the
> original abi - we should fix this at this opportunity.  Loops with
> function calls are not that uncommon.

I've raised that earlier already.  One issue with that beyond having to
teach unwinders about this (dynamic linker if you mean only for the lazy PLT
resolving is only a matter of whether the dynamic linker itself has been
built with a compiler that would clobber those registers anywhere) is that
as history shows, the vector registers keep growing over time.
So if we reserve now either 8 or all 16 zmm16 to zmm31 registers as call
saved, do we save them as 512 bit registers, or say 1024 bit already?
If just 512 bit, then when next time the vector registers grow in size (will
they?), would we have just low parts of the 1024 bits registers call saved
and upper half call clobbered (I guess that is the case for M$Win 64-bit ABI
now, just with 128 bit vs. more).

But yeah, it would be nice to have some call saved ones.


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