This builds essentially a ground-up new AA infrastructure stack for
LLVM. The core ideas are the same that are used throughout the new pass
manager: type erased polymorphism and direct composition. The design is
- FunctionAAResults is a type-erasing alias analysis results aggregation interface to walk a single query across a range of results from different alias analyses. Currently this is function-specific as we always assume that aliasing queries are *within* a function.
- AAResultBase is a CRTP utility providing stub implementations of various parts of the alias analysis result concept, notably in several cases in terms of other more general parts of the interface. This can be used to implement only a narrow part of the interface rather than the entire interface. This isn't really ideal, this logic should be hoisted into FunctionAAResults as currently it will cause a significant amount of redundant work, but it faithfully models the behavior of the prior infrastructure.
- All the alias analysis passes are ported to be wrapper passes for the legacy PM and new-style analysis passes for the new PM with a shared result object. In some cases (most notably CFL), this is an extremely naive approach that we should revisit when we can specialize for the new pass manager.
- BasicAA has been restructured to reflect that it is much more fundamentally a function analysis because it uses dominator trees and loop info that need to be constructed for each function.
All of the references to getting alias analysis results have been
updated to use the new aggregation interface. All the preservation and
other pass management code has been updated accordingly.
The way the FunctionAAResultsWrapperPass works is to detect the
available alias analyses when run, and add them to the results object.
This means that we should be able to continue to respect when various
passes are added to the pipeline, for example adding CFL or adding TBAA
passes should just cause their results to be available and to get folded
into this. The exception to this rule is BasicAA which really needs to
be a function pass due to using dominator trees and loop info. As
a consequence, the FunctionAAResultsWrapperPass directly depends on
BasicAA and always includes it in the aggregation.
This has significant implications for preserving analyses. Generally,
most passes shouldn't both preserving FunctionAAResultsWrapperPass
because rebuilding the results just updates the set of known AA passes.
The exception to this rule are LoopPass instances which need to preserve
all the function analyses that the loop pass manager will end up
needing. This means preserving both BasicAAWrapperPass and the
Now, when preserving an alias analysis, you do so by directly preserving
that analysis. This is only necessary for non-immutable-pass-provided
alias analyses though, and there are only three: BasicAA, GlobalsAA
(formerly GlobalsModRef), and SCEVAA. Usually BasicAA is preserved when
needed because it (like DominatorTree and LoopInfo) is marked as
a CFG-only pass. I've expanded GlobalsAA into the preserved set
everywhere we previously were preserving all of AliasAnalysis, and I'll
be adding SCEVAA in the intersection of that with where we preserve SCEV
One significant challenge to all of this is that the CGSCC passes were
actually using the alias analysis implementations by taking advantage of
a pretty amazing set of loop holes in the old pass manager's analysis
management code which allowed analysis groups to slide through in many
cases. Moving away from analysis groups makes this problem much more
obvious. To fix it, I've leveraged the flexibility the design of the new
PM components provides to just directly construct the relevant alias
analyses for the relevant functions in the IPO passes that need them.
This is a bit hacky, but should go away with the new pass manager, and
is already in many ways cleaner than the prior state.
Another significant challenge is that various facilities of the old
alias analysis infrastructure just don't fit any more. The most
significant of these is the alias analysis 'counter' pass. That pass
relied on the ability to snoop on AA queries at different points in the
analysis group chain. Instead, I've built printing functionality
directly into the aggregation layer.
Depends on D12075