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Re: [PATCH] Sanitize block partitioning under -freorder-blocks-and-partition


> 
> Why not just have probably_never_executed_bb_p return simply return
> false bb->frequency is non-zero (right now it does the opposite -

We want to have frequencies guessed for functions that was not trained
in the profiling run (that was patch I posted earlier that I think did not
go in, yet).

Currently I return true when frequency indicate that BB is executed at least in
1/4th of all executions.  With the cases discussed I see we may need to reduce
this threshold.  In general I do not like much hard tests for 0 because meaning
of 0 depends on REG_BR_FREQ_BASE that is supposed to be changeable and we may
want to make frequencies sreal, too.

I suppose we may introduce --param for this.  You are also right that I should
update probably_never_executed_edge_p (I intended so, but obviously the code
ended up in mainline accidentally).

I however saw at least one case of jump threading where this trick did not
help: the jump threading update confused itself by scaling via counts rather
than frequencies and ended up with dropping everything to 0. This makes it 
more tempting to try to go with sreals for those....

Honza

> returns true when bb->frequency is 0)? Making this change removed a
> bunch of other failures. With this change as well, there are only 3
> cases that still fail with 1 train run that pass with 100. Need to
> look at those.
> 
> >
> > Will you look into logic of do_jump or shall I try to dive in?
> 
> I can take a look, but probably won't have a chance until late this
> week. If you don't get to it before then I will see if I can figure
> out why it is applying the branch probabilities this way.
> 
> Teresa
> 
> >
> > Honza
> 
> 
> 
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> Teresa Johnson | Software Engineer | tejohnson@google.com | 408-460-2413


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