1. 23 Sep, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Annotate CmmBranch with an optional likely target · 939a7d63
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      This allows the code generator to give hints to later code generation
      steps about which branch is most likely to be taken.  Right now it
      is only taken into account in one place: a special case in
      CmmContFlowOpt that swapped branches over to maximise the chance of
      fallthrough, which is now disabled when there is a likelihood setting.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, simonpj, bgamari, ezyang, tibbe
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1273
      939a7d63
  2. 30 Mar, 2015 1 commit
    • Joachim Breitner's avatar
      Refactor the story around switches (#10137) · de1160be
      Joachim Breitner authored
      This re-implements the code generation for case expressions at the Stg →
      Cmm level, both for data type cases as well as for integral literal
      cases. (Cases on float are still treated as before).
      
      The goal is to allow for fancier strategies in implementing them, for a
      cleaner separation of the strategy from the gritty details of Cmm, and
      to run this later than the Common Block Optimization, allowing for one
      way to attack #10124. The new module CmmSwitch contains a number of
      notes explaining this changes. For example, it creates larger
      consecutive jump tables than the previous code, if possible.
      
      nofib shows little significant overall improvement of runtime. The
      rather large wobbling comes from changes in the code block order
      (see #8082, not much we can do about it). But the decrease in code size
      alone makes this worthwhile.
      
      ```
              Program           Size    Allocs   Runtime   Elapsed  TotalMem
                  Min          -1.8%      0.0%     -6.1%     -6.1%     -2.9%
                  Max          -0.7%     +0.0%     +5.6%     +5.7%     +7.8%
       Geometric Mean          -1.4%     -0.0%     -0.3%     -0.3%     +0.0%
      ```
      
      Compilation time increases slightly:
      ```
              -1 s.d.                -----            -2.0%
              +1 s.d.                -----            +2.5%
              Average                -----            +0.3%
      ```
      
      The test case T783 regresses a lot, but it is the only one exhibiting
      any regression. The cause is the changed order of branches in an
      if-then-else tree, which makes the hoople data flow analysis traverse
      the blocks in a suboptimal order. Reverting that gets rid of this
      regression, but has a consistent, if only very small (+0.2%), negative
      effect on runtime. So I conclude that this test is an extreme outlier
      and no reason to change the code.
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D720
      de1160be