Some architectures do not have general vector select instructions (e.g.
AArch64). But some cmp/select patterns can be vectorized using other
One example is using min/max instructions for certain patterns.
This patch updates the cost calculations for selects in the SLP
vectorizer to consider using min/max intrinsics.
This patch does not change SLP vectorizer's codegen itself to actually
generate those intrinsics, but relies on the backends to lower the
vector cmps & selects. This keeps things simple on the SLP side and
works well in practice for AArch64.
This exposes additional SLP vectorization opportunities in some
benchmarks on AArch64 (-O3 -flto).
Program base slp diff
test-suite...ications/JM/ldecod/ldecod.test 502.00 697.00 38.8%
test-suite...ications/JM/lencod/lencod.test 1023.00 1414.00 38.2%
test-suite...-typeset/consumer-typeset.test 56.00 65.00 16.1%
test-suite...6/464.h264ref/464.h264ref.test 804.00 822.00 2.2%
test-suite...006/453.povray/453.povray.test 3335.00 3357.00 0.7%
test-suite...CFP2000/177.mesa/177.mesa.test 2110.00 2121.00 0.5%
test-suite...:: External/Povray/povray.test 2378.00 2382.00 0.2%