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[AArch64] NFC: Add generic StackOffset to describe scalable offsets.

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[AArch64] NFC: Add generic StackOffset to describe scalable offsets.

To support spilling/filling of scalable vectors we need a more generic
representation of a stack offset than simply 'int'.

For this we introduce the StackOffset struct, which comprises multiple
offsets sized by their respective MVTs. Byte-offsets will thus be a simple
tuple such as { offset, MVT::i8 }. Adding two byte-offsets will result in a
byte offset { offsetA + offsetB, MVT::i8 }. When two offsets have different
types, we can canonicalise them to use the same MVT, as long as their
runtime sizes are guaranteed to have the same size-ratio as they would have
at compile-time.

When we have both scalable- and fixed-size objects on the stack, we can
create an offset that is:

({ offset_fixed, MVT::i8 } + { offset_scalable, MVT::nxv1i8 })

The struct also contains a getForFrameOffset() method that is specific to
AArch64 and decomposes the frame-offset to be used directly in instructions
that operate on the stack or index into the stack.

Note: This patch adds StackOffset as an AArch64-only concept, but we would
like to make this a generic concept/struct that is supported by all
interfaces that take or return stack offsets (currently as 'int'). Since
that would be a bigger change that is currently pending on D32530 landing,
we thought it makes sense to first show/prove the concept in the AArch64
target before proposing to roll this out further.

Reviewers: thegameg, rovka, t.p.northover, efriedma, greened

Reviewed By: rovka, greened

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D61435

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Committed
s.desmalenAug 6 2019, 6:06 AM
Reviewer
rovka
Differential Revision
D61435: [AArch64] NFC: Add generic StackOffset to describe scalable offsets.
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rL368023: [llvm/test/Object] Remove redundant test case. NFC
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