[PATCH i386 5/8] [AVX-512] Extend vectorizer hooks.

Jakub Jelinek jakub@redhat.com
Fri Jan 3 12:00:00 GMT 2014

On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 12:25:00PM +0100, Uros Bizjak wrote:
> I am testing a patch that removes "max_align" part from ix86_data_alignment.

That looks like unnecessary pessimization.  Note the hunk in question is
guarded with opt, which means it is an optimization rather than ABI issue,
it can increase alignment, but the compiler can only assume the increased
alignment if the symbol is not public or if it is public, but can't be
preempted by another TU's definition.  Even in that case it can be
worthwhile to increase the alignment, say if doing versioning for alignment,
or say just doing some AVX/AVX2/AVX512F version of memcpy/memset that can
handle it faster if it is sufficiently aligned by testing it at runtime.

So, IMHO we shouldn't drop it, just improve it.

  int max_align = optimize_size ? BITS_PER_WORD
                                : MIN (512, MAX_OFILE_ALIGNMENT);

  if (opt
      && AGGREGATE_TYPE_P (type)
      && TYPE_SIZE (type)
      && TREE_CODE (TYPE_SIZE (type)) == INTEGER_CST
      && align < max_align)
      int this_align = 256;
      for (this_align = 256; this_align <= max_align; this_align *= 2)
	if (TREE_INT_CST_LOW (TYPE_SIZE (type)) < (unsigned) this_align
	    && !TREE_INT_CST_HIGH (TYPE_SIZE (type)))
	else if (align < this_align)
	  align = this_align;

which will handle both the 256 bit alignment for >= 256 bit objects,
512 bit alignment for >= 512 bit objects and will be prepared for the

128 bit I think doesn't need to be handled, DATA_ALIGNMENT has been
using 256-bit test already since it's introduction in 1998:


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