[mlir] Move data layout from LLVMDialect to module Op attributes

Authored by ftynse on Aug 17 2020, 4:35 AM.


[mlir] Move data layout from LLVMDialect to module Op attributes

Legacy implementation of the LLVM dialect in MLIR contained an instance of
llvm::Module as it was required to parse LLVM IR types. The access to the data
layout of this module was exposed to the users for convenience, but in practice
this layout has always been the default one obtained by parsing an empty layout
description string. Current implementation of the dialect no longer relies on
wrapping LLVM IR types, but it kept an instance of DataLayout for
compatibility. This effectively forces a single data layout to be used across
all modules in a given MLIR context, which is not desirable. Remove DataLayout
from the LLVM dialect and attach it as a module attribute instead. Since MLIR
does not yet have support for data layouts, use the LLVM DataLayout in string
form with verification inside MLIR. Introduce the layout when converting a
module to the LLVM dialect and keep the default "" description for

This approach should be replaced with a proper MLIR-based data layout when it
becomes available, but provides an immediate solution to compiling modules with
different layouts, e.g. for GPUs.

This removes the need for LLVMDialectImpl, which is also removed.

Depends On D85650

Reviewed By: aartbik

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D85652


ftynseAug 17 2020, 6:12 AM
Differential Revision
D85652: [mlir] Move data layout from LLVMDialect to module Op attributes
rG874aef875d0c: [llvm] support graceful failure of DataLayout parsing