Hopelessly broken loop_father, loop_depth

Steven Bosscher stevenb.gcc@gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 13:16:00 GMT 2012

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Richard Guenther
<richard.guenther@gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder why we cache loop-depth at all ... given that it is a "simple"
> dereference bb->loop_father->superloops->base.prefix.num.  For all
> the hassle to keep that cache up-to-date, that is.

The cached bb->loop_depth saves two indirect references. But if it's
hard to maintain, I'd be happy to see it go away. Just so long as
bb->loop_father is correct (to be verified by a patch for the loop
verification code).


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