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cmd/compile: move arch-specific rewrite rules and ops into arch-specific packages #20104
Right now, all the .rules files, all the generated code, and all the ops are in package ssa. This monolith has a few downsides: It seems a bit semantically incorrect, and it contributes to issues like #20084, and it makes rebuilding the compiler slower when working on the ssa package.
I'd like to move all the arch-specific stuff into cmd/compile/internal/ARCH. This is non-trivial and does have costs. Rough proposed plan:
I think that's all that needs doing, but we might find more along the way; I started on this but it was big enough I wanted to discuss first.
Some of these functions are arch-specific (e.g. fitsARM64Offset), so for those this would be a win.
It's really nice to have all the ops in a single table & namespace. For instance, schedule.go:schedule references all of the LoweredGetClosurePtr ops. How would you do that in this new world? (Maybe a bad example, as the closure ptr ops probably deserve a separate flag in the opInfo struct.)
I'm not convinced this will be worth it. It's a fair amount of churn and at least I'm not feeling the pain of the current setup right now.
A flag or perhaps a function.
Fair enough. I'll back-burner it for now.
FWIW, my main motivations is compile times--I think it could help significantly, particular as the number of supported architectures grow.
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Dec 13, 2018
Inspired by #27739, I took another quick and dirty stab at this. I left the ops in package SSA and moved only generated code for rewrite rules. There's an unsolved problem around constructing ssa configs for ssa tests, but the rest works and passes toolstash-check -all. It speeds up make.bash on my laptop by 10%, despite the fact that it also disabled a bootstrapping optimization to avoid compiling rules for other architectures during initial optimization. Restoring that would further speed up make.bash.