Add an optional ability to expand larger BUILD_VECTORs with shuffles

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hfinkelMar 31 2014, 12:42 PM
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rL205242: R600: Compute masked bits for min and max
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Add an optional ability to expand larger BUILD_VECTORs with shuffles

This adds the ability to expand large (meaning with more than two unique
defined values) BUILD_VECTOR nodes in terms of SCALAR_TO_VECTOR and (legal)
vector shuffles. There is now no limit of the size we are capable of expanding
this way, although we don't currently do this for vectors with many unique
values because of the default implementation of TLI's
shouldExpandBuildVectorWithShuffles function.

There is currently no functional change to any existing targets because the new
capabilities are not used unless some target overrides the TLI
shouldExpandBuildVectorWithShuffles function. As a result, I've not included a
test case for the new functionality in this commit, but regression tests will
(at least) be added soon when I commit support for the PPC QPX vector
instruction set.

The benefit of committing this now is that it makes the
shouldExpandBuildVectorWithShuffles callback, which had to be added for other
reasons regardless, fully functional. I suspect that other targets will
also benefit from tuning the heuristic.

rL205243

llvm/trunk/lib/CodeGen/SelectionDAG/LegalizeDAG.cpp

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