CXX_FAST_TLS calling convention: performance improvement for PPC64. This is the same change on PPC64 as r255821 on AArch64. I have even borrowed his commit message.
The access function has a short entry and a short exit, the initialization
block is only run the first time. To improve the performance, we want to
have a short frame at the entry and exit.
We explicitly handle most of the CSRs via copies. Only the CSRs that are not
handled via copies will be in CSR_SaveList.
Frame lowering and prologue/epilogue insertion will generate a short frame
in the entry and exit according to CSR_SaveList. The majority of the CSRs will
be handled by register allcoator. Register allocator will try to spill and
reload them in the initialization block.
We add CSRsViaCopy, it will be explicitly handled during lowering.
1> we first set FunctionLoweringInfo->SplitCSR if conditions are met (the target
supports it for the given machine function and the function has only return exits). We also call TLI->initializeSplitCSR to perform initialization.
2> we call TLI->insertCopiesSplitCSR to insert copies from CSRsViaCopy to
virtual registers at beginning of the entry block and copies from virtual registers to CSRsViaCopy at beginning of the exit blocks.
3> we also need to make sure the explicit copies will not be eliminated.