LFTR for multiple exit loops

Authored by reames on Jun 19 2019, 2:58 PM.


LFTR for multiple exit loops

Teach IndVarSimply's LinearFunctionTestReplace transform to handle multiple exit loops. LFTR does two key things 1) it rewrites (all) exit tests in terms of a common IV potentially eliminating one in the process and 2) it moves any offset/indexing/f(i) style logic out of the loop.

This turns out to actually be pretty easy to implement. SCEV already has all the information we need to know what the backedge taken count is for each individual exit. (We use that when computing the BE taken count for the loop as a whole.) We basically just need to iterate through the exiting blocks and apply the existing logic with the exit specific BE taken count. (The previously landed NFC makes this super obvious.)

I chose to go ahead and apply this to all loop exits instead of only latch exits as originally proposed. After reviewing other passes, the only case I could find where LFTR form was harmful was LoopPredication. I've fixed the latch case, and guards aren't LFTRed anyways. We'll have some more work to do on the way towards widenable_conditions, but that's easily deferred.

I do want to note that I added one bit after the review. When running tests, I saw a new failure (no idea why didn't see previously) which pointed out LFTR can rewrite a constant condition back to a loop varying one. This was theoretically possible with a single exit, but the zero case covered it in practice. With multiple exits, we saw this happening in practice for the eliminate-comparison.ll test case because we'd compute a ExitCount for one of the exits which was guaranteed to never actually be reached. Since LFTR ran after simplifyAndExtend, we'd immediately turn around and undo the simplication work we'd just done. The solution seemed obvious, so I didn't bother with another round of review.

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D62625

llvm-svn: 363883


reamesJun 19 2019, 2:58 PM
Differential Revision
D62625: LFTR for multiple exit loops
rG80eb1ce7a0ef: [Tests] Autogen a test so that future changes are understandable