There is already code in InlineCost.cpp to identify and ignore ephemeral
values (llvm.assume intrinsics and other side-effect free instructions
only feeding the assumes). However, because llvm.type.test intrinsics
were not marked speculatable, they and any instructions specifically
feeding the type test (typically a bitcast) were being counted towards
the instruction cost when inlining. This was causing profile matching
issues in some cases when enabling -fwhole-program-vtables for whole
According to the language reference, the speculatable attribute means:
"the function does not have any effects besides calculating its result
and does not have undefined behavior". I see no reason why type tests
cannot be marked with this attribute.
There are 2 test changes:
llvm/test/Transforms/Inline/ephemeral.ll: I added a type test intrinsic
here to verify the fix. Also, I found the test was not actually testing
what it originally intended. Many of the existing instructions were
optimized away by -Oz, and the cost of inlining was negative due to the
benefit of removing the call. So I changed the test to simply invoke the
inline pass and check the number of instructions computed by InlineCost.
I also fixed an instruction that was not actually used anywhere.
llvm/test/Transforms/SimplifyCFG/no-md-sink.ll needed to be made more
robust to code changes that reordered the metadata.