[ACTIVITY] November 20-24
ira.rosen at linaro.org
Thu Nov 24 13:32:42 UTC 2011
* Worked on peeling problem in eon (#831094). Wrote a patch that
checks if the number of vector iterations is going to be more than 2,
and disables peeling otherwise. With this patch I see about 1.5%
regression with vectorization (and about 7% without it).
* I am thinking to extend the patch for unknown number of iterations
by creating a run-time check. The threshold could be set by param.
Another option, could be doing it through the cost model, but it's
hard to evaluate costs when misalignments are unknown (and, I think,
the cost model handles known misalignment properly).
* Disabling peeling for low loop bounds also helps with one of EEMBC
benchmarks, for which vectorization with double-words is more
beneficial than with quad-words. It turns out that we are able to
force the alignment for double-words (and, therefore, avoid peeling),
because we check that the required alignment (64 in this case) is less
or equal to BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT, where
arm.h:#define BIGGEST_ALIGNMENT (ARM_DOUBLEWORD_ALIGN ?
DOUBLEWORD_ALIGNMENT : 32)
arm.h:#define DOUBLEWORD_ALIGNMENT 64
So, we can never force alignment for 128 bits on ARM. I wonder if
that's a real limitation.
* Proposed three SLP patches to gcc-linaro, and merged two of them.
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