[SLP] Distinguish "demanded and shrinkable" from "demanded and not shrinkable"…

Authored by haicheng on Apr 2 2018, 5:05 PM.


[SLP] Distinguish "demanded and shrinkable" from "demanded and not shrinkable" values when determining the minimum bitwidth

We use two approaches for determining the minimum bitwidth.

  • Demanded bits
  • Value tracking

If demanded bits doesn't result in a narrower type, we then try value tracking.
We need this if we want to root SLP trees with the indices of getelementptr
instructions since all the bits of the indices are demanded.

But there is a missing piece though. We need to be able to distinguish "demanded
and shrinkable" from "demanded and not shrinkable". For example, the bits of %i

%i = sext i32 %e1 to i64
%gep = getelementptr inbounds i64, i64* %p, i64 %i

are demanded, but we can shrink %i's type to i32 because it won't change the
result of the getelementptr. On the other hand, in

%tmp15 = sext i32 %tmp14 to i64
%tmp16 = insertvalue { i64, i64 } undef, i64 %tmp15, 0

it doesn't make sense to shrink %tmp15 and we can skip the value tracking.

Ideas are from Matthew Simpson!

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D44868

llvm-svn: 329035