[InstCombine] propagate fast-math-flags (FMF) to select when inverting…

Authored by spatel on Nov 13 2019, 7:35 AM.


[InstCombine] propagate fast-math-flags (FMF) to select when inverting fcmp+select

As noted by the FIXME comment, this is not correct based on our current FMF semantics.
We should be propagating FMF from the final value in a sequence (in this case the
'select'). So the behavior even without this patch is wrong, but we did not allow FMF
on 'select' until recently.

But if we do the correct thing right now in this patch, we'll inevitably introduce
regressions because we have not wired up FMF propagation for 'phi' and 'select' in
other passes (like SimplifyCFG) or other places in InstCombine. I'm not seeing a
better incremental way to make progress.

That said, the potential extra damage over the existing wrong behavior from this
patch is very limited. AFAIK, the only way to have different FMF on IR in the same
function is if we have LTO inlined IR from 2 modules that were compiled using
different fast-math settings.

As seen in the tests, we may actually see some improvements with this patch because
adding the FMF to the 'select' allows matching to min/max intrinsics that were
previously missed (in the common case, the 'fcmp' and 'select' should have identical
FMF to begin with).

Next steps in the transition:

Make similar changes in instcombine as needed.
Enable phi-to-select FMF propagation in SimplifyCFG.
Remove dependencies on fcmp with FMF.
Deprecate FMF on fcmp.

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D69720