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[ThinLTO] Re-order modules for optimal multi-threaded processing

Authored by aganea on Sep 22 2020, 8:24 AM.

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[ThinLTO] Re-order modules for optimal multi-threaded processing

Re-use an optimizition from the old LTO API (used by ld64).
This sorts modules in ascending order, based on bitcode size, so that larger modules are processed first. This allows for smaller modules to be process last, and better fill free threads 'slots', and thusly allow for better multi-thread load balancing.

In our case (on dual Intel Xeon Gold 6140, Windows 10 version 2004, two-stage build), this saves 15 sec when linking clang.exe with LLD & -flto=thin, /opt:lldltojobs=all, no ThinLTO cache, -DLLVM_INTEGRATED_CRT_ALLOC=d:\git\rpmalloc.

Before patch: 102 sec
After patch: 85 sec

Inspired by the work done by David Callahan in D60495.

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D87966