[Unroll] Rework the naming and structure of the new unroll heuristics.
The new naming is (to me) much easier to understand. Here is a summary
of the new state of the world:
- '*Threshold' is the threshold for full unrolling. It is measured against the estimated unrolled cost as computed by getUserCost in TTI (or CodeMetrics, etc). We will exceed this threshold when unrolling loops where unrolling exposes a significant degree of simplification of the logic within the loop.
- '*PercentDynamicCostSavedThreshold' is the percentage of the loop's estimated dynamic execution cost which needs to be saved by unrolling to apply a discount to the estimated unrolled cost.
- '*DynamicCostSavingsDiscount' is the discount applied to the estimated unrolling cost when the dynamic savings are expected to be high.
When actually analyzing the loop, we now produce both an estimated
unrolled cost, and an estimated rolled cost. The rolled cost is notably
a dynamic estimate based on our analysis of the expected execution of
While we're still working to build up the infrastructure for making
these estimates, to me it is much more clear *how* to make them better
when they have reasonably descriptive names. For example, we may want to
apply estimated (from heuristics or profiles) dynamic execution weights
to the *dynamic* cost estimates. If we start doing that, we would also
need to track the static unrolled cost and the dynamic unrolled cost, as
only the latter could reasonably be weighted by profile information.
This patch is sadly not without functionality change for the new unroll
analysis logic. Buried in the heuristic management were several things
that surprised me. For example, we never subtracted the optimized
instruction count off when comparing against the unroll heursistics!
I don't know if this just got lost somewhere along the way or what, but
with the new accounting of things, this is much easier to keep track of
and we use the post-simplification cost estimate to compare to the
thresholds, and use the dynamic cost reduction ratio to select whether
we can exceed the baseline threshold.
The old values of these flags also don't necessarily make sense. My
impression is that none of these thresholds or discounts have been tuned
yet, and so they're just arbitrary placehold numbers. As such, I've not
bothered to adjust for the fact that this is now a discount and not
a tow-tier threshold model. We need to tune all these values once the
logic is ready to be enabled.
Differential Revision: http://reviews.llvm.org/D9966