Emitting a schedule is really hard. There are lots of corner cases to take care of; in fact, of the 60+ SWP-specific testcases in the Hexagon backend most of those are testing codegen rather than the schedule creation itself.
One issue is that to test an emission corner case we must craft an input such that the generated schedule uses that corner case; sometimes this is very hard and convolutes testcases. Other times it is impossible but we want to test it anyway.
This patch adds a simple test pass that will consume a module containing a loop and generate pipelined code from it. We use post-instr-symbols as a way to annotate instructions with the stage and cycle that we want to schedule them at.
We also provide a flag that causes the MachinePipeliner to generate these annotations instead of actually emitting code; this allows us to generate an input testcase with:
llc < %s -stop-after=pipeliner -pipeliner-annotate-for-testing -o test.mir
And run the emission in isolation with:
llc < test.mir -run-pass=modulo-schedule-test