Providing buffer assignment for MLIR

Authored by dfki-ehna on Apr 20 2020, 3:41 AM.


Providing buffer assignment for MLIR

We have provided a generic buffer assignment transformation ported from
TensorFlow. This generic transformation pass automatically analyzes the values
and their aliases (also in other blocks) and returns the valid positions for
Alloc and Dealloc operations. To find these positions, the algorithm uses the
block Dominator and Post-Dominator analyses. In our proposed algorithm, we have
considered aliasing, liveness, nested regions, branches, conditional branches,
critical edges, and independency to custom block terminators. This
implementation doesn't support block loops. However, we have considered this in
our design. For this purpose, it is only required to have a loop analysis to
insert Alloc and Dealloc operations outside of these loops in some special

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D78484