[PATCH, rs6000] Generate LE code for vec_lvsl and vec_lvsr that is compatible with BE code

Bill Schmidt wschmidt@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Sep 30 15:24:00 GMT 2014


On Tue, 2014-09-30 at 09:50 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 05:26:14PM -0500, Bill Schmidt wrote:
> > The method used in this patch is to perform a byte-reversal of the
> > result of the lvsl/lvsr.  This is accomplished by loading the vector
> > char constant {0,1,...,15}, which will appear in the register from left
> > to right as {15,...,1,0}.  A vperm instruction (which uses BE element
> > ordering) is applied to the result of the lvsl/lvsr using the loaded
> > constant as the permute control vector.
> 
> It would be nice if you could arrange the generated sequence such that
> for the common case where the vec_lvsl feeds a vperm it is results in
> just lvsr;vnot machine instructions.  Not so easy to do though :-(

Yes -- as you note, that only works when feeding a vperm, which is what
we expect but generally a lot of work to prove.  Again, this is
deprecated usage so it seems not worth spending the effort on this...

> 
> Some minor comments...
> 
> > -(define_insn "altivec_lvsl"
> > +(define_expand "altivec_lvsl"
> > +  [(use (match_operand:V16QI 0 "register_operand" ""))
> > +   (use (match_operand:V16QI 1 "memory_operand" "Z"))]
> 
> A define_expand should not have constraints.

Thanks for catching this -- that one slipped through (pasto).

> 
> > +  "TARGET_ALTIVEC"
> > +  "
> 
> No need for the quotes.

Ok.

> 
> > +{
> > +  if (VECTOR_ELT_ORDER_BIG)
> > +    emit_insn (gen_altivec_lvsl_direct (operands[0], operands[1]));
> > +  else
> > +    {
> > +      int i;
> > +      rtx mask, perm[16], constv, vperm;
> > +      mask = gen_reg_rtx (V16QImode);
> > +      emit_insn (gen_altivec_lvsl_direct (mask, operands[1]));
> > +      for (i = 0; i < 16; ++i)
> 
> i++ is the common style.

Now that we're being compiled as C++, ++i is the common style there --
is there guidance about this for gcc style these days?

Thanks,
Bill

> 
> 
> Segher
> 




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