[LLVMdev] x86-64 large stack offsets
anton at korobeynikov.info
Tue Sep 27 00:56:04 CDT 2011
> The fundamental problem is that currently nothing in the x86 target depends on correct liveness after register allocation. Since many post-RA passes modify the code, there is a good chance they will update liveness incorrectly, or not at all in some cases.
I must note that there are not so many post-RA passes on x86
(comparable to ARM), so things might be a bit easier.
> Your patches to clean this up will be welcome, but please make x86's using the register scavenger enabled by a command line flag. The majority of x86 users don't want to pay the (small) compile time cost and risk of assertions.
I did this once ~1.5 years ago - it was more or less fine, I believe I
saw 4-5 assertions during the whole llvm-gcc bootstrap.
With best regards, Anton Korobeynikov
Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University
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