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The 15k bounty: Optimizing executable speed forLinux x86 / LLVM
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J. Gareth Moreton
2018-11-17 02:52:28 UTC
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At the moment, I'm experimenting with overhauling the x86_64 optimizer to
see if I can reduce the number of passes through a block of code - my hope
is to greatly increase the speed of the compiler without sacrificing the
optimisations performed under -O1 and -O2.  At present, I've attempted to
not modify i386 because I wish to use it as a control case (i.e. do my
changes break other platforms?)

It's probably not worthy of the bounty, but I'm enjoying the challenge to
seeing if I can improve the overall speed in places.
Gareth aka. Kit
With some compiler tuning and a few tricks (two changes to the code
and hand-simulated peephole optimizations, but I
You can improve performance further by devirtualising all method calls
using wpo. First compile it with -FWvipri.wpo
-OWDEVIRTCALLS,OPTVMTS and next with -Fwvipri.wpo
-OwDEVIRTCALLS,OPTVMTS (at least on my machine it gives a small boost,
and makes the results also more stable).
Since I only have a preliminary llvm version (with Dwarf EH) running on
macOS, I can't provide a direct Kylix
comparison. The versions below are both x86-64. As mentioned before, a
32 bit FPC/LLVM is still quite a way off.
$ time ./vipribenchmemcache_nodeps
VipriBenchThreaded - RunningTimeSeconds=5, TestCount=100, StartSeq=0,
NumberOfChannels=6, BufferPackets=5000,
NumberOfSynchroThreads=4
.................................................................................................
Time: 5016ms = 9669059 pkts/s = 14680 MB/s
real    0m5.137s
user    0m5.042s
sys    0m0.017s
FPC 3.3.1 + llvm (clang from Xcode 10.1 with -O3 on FPC-generated llvm
IR) and -Fwvipri.wpo -OwDEVIRTCALLS,OPTVMTS (no
$ time ./vipribenchmemcache_nodeps_llvm
VipriBenchThreaded - RunningTimeSeconds=5, TestCount=100, StartSeq=0,
NumberOfChannels=6, BufferPackets=5000,
NumberOfSynchroThreads=4
.................................................................................................................
Time: 5018ms = 11259466 pkts/s = 17094 MB/s
real    0m5.161s
user    0m5.060s
sys    0m0.017s
compiler/nmem.pas | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/compiler/nmem.pas b/compiler/nmem.pas
index d5c1d85e8f..52add1fd81 100644
--- a/compiler/nmem.pas
+++ b/compiler/nmem.pas
@@ -1176,7 +1176,7 @@ implementation
begin
include(flags,nf_write);
{ see comment in tsubscriptnode.mark_write }
- if not(is_implicit_pointer_object_type(left.resultdef)) then
+ if not(is_implicit_array_pointer(left.resultdef)) then
left.mark_write;
end;
?
Hmmm, needs a few more of my changes to make work, though it should work
if used only with the benchmark.

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