This patch allows phi nodes like
%x = phi [ %incptr, ... ] [ %var, ... ] %incptr = getelementptr %x, 1
to be analyzed by BasicAliasAnalysis.
In aliasPHI, we can detect incoming values that are recursive GEPs with a
constant offset. Instead of trying to analyze a recursive GEP (and failing),
we now ignore it and instead set the size of the memory referenced by
the PHINode to UnknownSize. This represents all the possible memory
locations the pointer represented by the PHINode could be advanced to
by the GEP.
For now, this new behavior is turned off by default to allow debugging of
performance degradations seen with SPEC/x86 and Hexagon benchmarks.
The flag -basicaa-recphi turns it on.