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Re: Using gen_int_mode instead of GEN_INT minot testsuite fallout on MIPS
- From: Richard Sandiford <rdsandiford at googlemail dot com>
- To: Richard Biener <richard dot guenther at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Graham Stott <graham dot stott at btinternet dot com>, James Greenhalgh <james dot greenhalgh at arm dot com>, "gcc-patches\ at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:24:23 +0100
- Subject: Re: Using gen_int_mode instead of GEN_INT minot testsuite fallout on MIPS
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Richard Biener <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Richard Sandiford
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Richard Biener <email@example.com> writes:
>>>> Yeah. I don't think it makes sense to canonise PSI to 32 bits when we
>>>> know it has fewer than 32 bits. It's still going to be wrong, and will
>>>> still defeat one of the main purposes of canonical constants, which is
>>>> to make equality obvious. E.g. we'd still treat PSI constants
>>>> (const_int 0x...ff80000000)
>>>> (const_int 0x...ffc0000000)
>>>> as different, even though they're both zero for a 24-bit PSI.
>>>> This partial integer mode stuff is just a big hack. Like you say,
>>>> we can only really do something sensible if we know what the real
>>>> precision is.
>>>> So I'd rather leave things as they are for this series. The precision
>>>> effectively becomes 65535 thanks to the underlying unsigned short array,
>>>> so like you say, trunc_int_for_mode is a no-op for partial modes.
>>>> Changing GEN_INT to gen_int_mode shouldn't make any difference.
>>>> What do you think about the patch for CC modes?
>>> I wonder if we can do without changing gen_int_mode by fixing the callers
>>> like you did for cse.c (that patch is ok).
>> But the point of the gen_int_mode patch is that (for better or worse)
>> CONST_INT is the right choice of rtx for constant CC values. I'd like
>> eventually to get rid of all GEN_INT callers, and some of those callers
>> will sometimes or always be handling CC modes. This would then crop up
>> again in a legitimate context.
>> IMO, cse.c was buggy not because it was trying to generate a CCmode
>> CONST_INT, but because anchor optimisations involve addition, which
>> isn't defined for CC modes.
>> I think gen_int_mode should do the right thing for all CONST_INT modes.
>> gen_int_mode (X, MODE) should really be the moral equivalent of
>> gen_rtx_CONST_INT (MODE, X), despite the confusingly-swapped parameters.
> Yeah, ok. But the GEN_INT changes have already uncovered quite some bugs
> so maybe let us discover a few more CCmode bugs first? ...
OK, sounds fair. I'll hold off the gen_int_mode change until I have
legitimate use. I went ahead and applied the cse.c change.