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MemTag: unchecked load/store optimization.

Authored by eugenis on Aug 30 2019, 10:23 AM.

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MemTag: unchecked load/store optimization.

Summary:
MTE allows memory access to bypass tag check iff the address argument
is [SP, #imm]. This change takes advantage of this to demote uses of
tagged addresses to regular FrameIndex operands, reducing register
pressure in large functions.

MO_TAGGED target flag is used to signal that the FrameIndex operand
refers to memory that might be tagged, and needs to be handled with
care. Such operand must be lowered to [SP, #imm] directly, without a
scratch register.

The transformation pass attempts to predict when the offset will be
out of range and disable the optimization.
AArch64RegisterInfo::eliminateFrameIndex has an escape hatch in case
this prediction has been wrong, but it is quite inefficient and should
be avoided.

Reviewers: pcc, vitalybuka, ostannard

Subscribers: mgorny, javed.absar, kristof.beyls, hiraditya, llvm-commits

Tags: #llvm

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D66457

llvm-svn: 370490

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