[LLVMdev] specifying accumulator based load/stores
evan.cheng at apple.com
Thu Jan 17 17:37:03 CST 2008
On Jan 17, 2008, at 4:12 AM, Sanjiv Gupta wrote:
> I have load / store instructions that require accumulator.
> So a store looks like..
> mov 3, acc
> st acc, addr
> I have specified "acc" as a separate register class containing only
> one register which is the "acc".
> The instr patterns are then splitted into:
> set imm:$src, ACCClass:$dst (generating the "mov" above)
> set ACCClass:$src, mem:$dst (generating the "st" above)
> The problem with the generated code is incorrectly assuming that
> value in "acc" is still live.
> for example, for code like below
> a = 3;
> b = 4;
> c = 3;
> it generates:
> mov 3, acc
> st acc, @a
> mov 4, acc
> st acc, @b
> st acc, @c (Wrong)
> When I use the GPRRegs, which has more regs, the code is ok.
> is it because I still haven't implemented the stack/frame related
> routines and the value in acc is getting spilled to stack and
It's very hard to tell what's going on without having access to your
backend. If you dump out the machineinstrs just before register
allocation and again after allocation but before spiller rewrite
(VirtRegMap.cpp), it might be easier to see where things started going
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