[PATCH, 4/16] Implement -foffload-alias

Richard Biener rguenther@suse.de
Wed Nov 11 10:53:00 GMT 2015


On Mon, 9 Nov 2015, Tom de Vries wrote:

> On 09/11/15 16:35, Tom de Vries wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > this patch series for stage1 trunk adds support to:
> > - parallelize oacc kernels regions using parloops, and
> > - map the loops onto the oacc gang dimension.
> > 
> > The patch series contains these patches:
> > 
> >       1    Insert new exit block only when needed in
> >          transform_to_exit_first_loop_alt
> >       2    Make create_parallel_loop return void
> >       3    Ignore reduction clause on kernels directive
> >       4    Implement -foffload-alias
> >       5    Add in_oacc_kernels_region in struct loop
> >       6    Add pass_oacc_kernels
> >       7    Add pass_dominator_oacc_kernels
> >       8    Add pass_ch_oacc_kernels
> >       9    Add pass_parallelize_loops_oacc_kernels
> >      10    Add pass_oacc_kernels pass group in passes.def
> >      11    Update testcases after adding kernels pass group
> >      12    Handle acc loop directive
> >      13    Add c-c++-common/goacc/kernels-*.c
> >      14    Add gfortran.dg/goacc/kernels-*.f95
> >      15    Add libgomp.oacc-c-c++-common/kernels-*.c
> >      16    Add libgomp.oacc-fortran/kernels-*.f95
> > 
> > The first 9 patches are more or less independent, but patches 10-16 are
> > intended to be committed at the same time.
> > 
> > Bootstrapped and reg-tested on x86_64.
> > 
> > Build and reg-tested with nvidia accelerator, in combination with a
> > patch that enables accelerator testing (which is submitted at
> > https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2015-10/msg01771.html ).
> > 
> > I'll post the individual patches in reply to this message.
> 
> this patch addresses the problem that once the offloading region has been
> split off from the original function, alias analysis can no longer use
> information available in the original function that would allow it to do a
> more precise analysis for the offloading function. [ At some point we could
> use fipa-pta for that, as discussed in PR46032, but that's not feasible now. ]
> 
> The basic idea behind the patch is that for typical usage, the base pointers
> used in an offloaded region are non-aliasing. The patch works by adding
> restrict to the types of the fields used to pass data to an offloading region.
> 
> 
> The patch implements a new option
> -foffload-alias=<none|pointer|all>.
> 
> The option -foffload-alias=none instructs the compiler to assume that
> object references and pointer dereferences in an offload region do not
> alias.
> 
> The option -foffload-alias=pointer instructs the compiler to assume that
> objects references in an offload region do not alias.
> 
> The option -foffload-alias=all instructs the compiler to make no
> assumptions about aliasing in offload regions.
> 
> The default value is -foffload-alias=none.

I think global options for this is nonsense.  Please follow what
we do for #pragma GCC ivdep for example, thus allow the alias
behavior to be specified per "region" (whatever makes sense here
in the context of offloading).

Thanks,
Richard.

> Thanks,
> - Tom
> 
> 

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