[PATCH] AArch64: Add if condition in aarch64_function_value [PR96479]

Richard Sandiford richard.sandiford@arm.com
Wed Aug 12 16:25:12 GMT 2020

qiaopeixin <qiaopeixin@huawei.com> writes:
> Hi,
> The test case vector-subscript-2.c in the gcc testsuit will report an ICE in the expand pass since '-mgeneral-regs-only' is incompatible with the use of V4SI mode. I propose to report the diagnostic information instead of ICE, and the problem has been discussed on PR 96479.
> I attached the patch to solve the problem. Bootstrapped and tested on aarch64-linux-gnu. Any suggestions?

Thanks, pushed.  I was initially sceptical because raising an error here
and in aarch64_layout_arg is a hack.  Both functions are just query
functions and shouldn't have any side effects.

The approach we took for FP modes seemed better: we define the FP move
patterns unconditionally, and raise an error if we try to emit an FP move
with !TARGET_FLOAT.  This defers any error reporting until we actually
try to generate code that depends on TARGET_FLOAT.

But I guess SIMD stuff is different.  There's no reason in principle why
you can't use:

  unsigned short __attribute__((vector_size(8)))

*within* a function with -mgeneral-regs-only.  It would just need to be
emulated, in the same way as for:

  unsigned short __attribute__((vector_size(4)))

So it would be wrong to define the SIMD move patterns unconditionally
and raise an error there.

So all in all, I agree this is the best we can do given the current


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