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[BDCE] Add a bit-tracking DCE pass

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[BDCE] Add a bit-tracking DCE pass

BDCE is a bit-tracking dead code elimination pass. It is based on ADCE (the
"aggressive DCE" pass), with the added capability to track dead bits of integer
valued instructions and remove those instructions when all of the bits are
dead.

Currently, it does not actually do this all-bits-dead removal, but rather
replaces the instruction's uses with a constant zero, and lets instcombine (and
the later run of ADCE) do the rest. Because we essentially get a run of ADCE
"for free" while tracking the dead bits, we also do what ADCE does and removes
actually-dead instructions as well (this includes instructions newly trivially
dead because all bits were dead, but not all such instructions can be removed).

The motivation for this is a case like:

int attribute((const)) foo(int i);
int bar(int x) {

x |= (4 & foo(5));
x |= (8 & foo(3));
x |= (16 & foo(2));
x |= (32 & foo(1));
x |= (64 & foo(0));
x |= (128& foo(4));
return x >> 4;

}

As it turns out, if you order the bit-field insertions so that all of the dead
ones come last, then instcombine will remove them. However, if you pick some
other order (such as the one above), the fact that some of the calls to foo()
are useless is not locally obvious, and we don't remove them (without this
pass).

I did a quick compile-time overhead check using sqlite from the test suite
(Release+Asserts). BDCE took ~0.4% of the compilation time (making it about
twice as expensive as ADCE).

I've not looked at why yet, but we eliminate instructions due to having
all-dead bits in:
External/SPEC/CFP2006/447.dealII/447.dealII
External/SPEC/CINT2006/400.perlbench/400.perlbench
External/SPEC/CINT2006/403.gcc/403.gcc
MultiSource/Applications/ClamAV/clamscan
MultiSource/Benchmarks/7zip/7zip-benchmark

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Committed
hfinkelFeb 16 2015, 5:36 PM
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rL229461: [Orc] Update the Orc indirection utils and refactor the CompileOnDemand layer.
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