[AArch64] Enable implicit null check transformation

Authored by reames on Sep 17 2020, 3:39 PM.


[AArch64] Enable implicit null check transformation

This change enables the generic implicit null transformation for the AArch64 target. As background for those unfamiliar with our implicit null check support:

An implicit null check is the use of a signal handler to catch and redirect to a handler a null pointer. Specifically, it's replacing an explicit conditional branch with such a redirect. This is only done for very cold branches under frontend control w/appropriate metadata.
FAULTING_OP is used to wrap the faulting instruction. It is modelled as being a conditional branch to reflect the fact it can transfer control in the CFG.
FAULTING_OP does not need to be an analyzable branch to achieve it's purpose. (Or at least, that's the x86 model. I find this slightly questionable.)
When lowering to MC, we convert the FAULTING_OP back into the actual instruction, record the labels, and lower the original instruction.

As can be seen in the test changes, currently the AArch64 backend does not eliminate the unconditional branch to the fallthrough block. I've tried two approaches, neither of which worked. I plan to return to this in a separate change set once I've wrapped my head around the interactions a bit better. (X86 handles this via AllowModify on analyzeBranch, but adding the obvious code causing BranchFolding to crash. I haven't yet figured out if it's a latent bug in BranchFolding, or something I'm doing wrong.)

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D87851


reamesSep 17 2020, 4:00 PM
Differential Revision
D87851: [AArch64] Enable implicit null check transformation
rGf2f0474c93ee: [test] Fix FullUnroll.ll