Currently, we try to split vectors of pointers back into their component pointer elements during rewrite-statepoints-for-gc. This is less than ideal since presumably the vectorizer chose to vectorize for a reason. :) It's also been a source of bugs - in particular, the relocation logic as currently implemented was recently discovered to be wrong.
The alternate approach is to allow gc.relocates of vector-of-pointer type and update the backend to handle them. That's what this patch tries to do. This won't actually enable vector-of-pointers in practice - there are some RS4GC changes needed - but the lowering is standalone and testable so it makes sense to separate.
Note that there are some known cases around vector constants which this patch does not handle. Once this is in, I'll send another patch with test cases. I decided to separate them since it would let me make progress on other parts - RS4GC, frontend changes - in parallel. The additional changes required don't look particularly complex.