Commit 7fb8a40e authored by Sjoerd Meijer's avatar Sjoerd Meijer
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New intrinsic

This is split off from D79100 and:
- adds a intrinsic description/definition for, and
- describe its semantics in LangRef.

As described (in more detail) in its LangRef section, it is semantically
equivalent to an icmp with the vector induction variable and the back-edge
taken count, and generates a mask of active/inactive vector lanes.

It will have several use cases. First, it will be used by the
ExpandVectorPredication pass for the VP intrinsics, to expand VP intrinsics for
scalable vectors on targets that do not support the `%evl` parameter, see

Also, this is part of, and essential for our ARM MVE tail-predication story:
- this intrinsic will be emitted by the LoopVectorizer in D79100, when
  the scalar epilogue is tail-folded into the vector body. This new intrinsic
  will generate the predicate for the masked loads/stores, and it takes the
  back-edge taken count as an argument. The back-edge taken count represents the
  number of elements processed by the loop, which we need to setup MVE
- Emitting the intrinsic is controlled by a new TTI hook, see D80597.
- We pick up this new intrinsic in an ARM MVETailPredication backend pass, see
  D79175, and convert it to a MVE target specific intrinsic/instruction to
  create a tail-predicated loop.

Differential Revision:
parent a3418631
......@@ -16366,6 +16366,81 @@ Examples:
%also.r = select <4 x i1> %mask, <4 x i32> %t, <4 x i32> undef
.. _int_get_active_lane_mask:
'``*``' Intrinsics
This is an overloaded intrinsic.
declare <4 x i1> %base, i32 %n)
declare <8 x i1> %base, i64 %n)
declare <16 x i1> %base, i64 %n)
declare <vscale x 16 x i1> %base, i64 %n)
Create a mask representing active and inactive vector lanes.
Both operands have the same scalar integer type. The result is a vector with
the i1 element type.
The '``*``' intrinsics are semantically equivalent
%m[i] = icmp ule (%base + i), %n
where ``%m`` is a vector (mask) of active/inactive lanes with its elements
indexed by ``i``, and ``%base``, ``%n`` are the two arguments to
``*``, ``%imcp`` is an integer compare and ``ule``
the unsigned less-than-equal comparison operator. Overflow cannot occur in
``(%base + i)`` and its comparison against ``%n`` as it is performed in integer
numbers and not in machine numbers. The above is equivalent to:
%m =, %n)
This can, for example, be emitted by the loop vectorizer. Then, ``%base`` is
the first element of the vector induction variable (VIV), and ``%n`` is the
Back-edge Taken Count (BTC). Thus, these intrinsics perform an element-wise
less than or equal comparison of VIV with BTC, producing a mask of true/false
values representing active/inactive vector lanes, except if the VIV overflows
in which case they return false in the lanes where the VIV overflows. The
arguments are scalar types to accomodate scalable vector types, for which it is
unknown what the type of the step vector needs to be that enumerate its
lanes without overflow.
This mask ``%m`` can e.g. be used in masked load/store instructions. These
intrinsics provide a hint to the backend. I.e., for a vector loop, the
back-edge taken count of the original scalar loop is explicit as the second
.. code-block:: llvm
%active.lane.mask = call <4 x i1> %elem0, i64 429)
%wide.masked.load = call <4 x i32> @llvm.masked.load.v4i32.p0v4i32(<4 x i32>* %3, i32 4, <4 x i1> %active.lane.mask, <4 x i32> undef)
.. _int_mload_mstore:
Masked Vector Load and Store Intrinsics
......@@ -1294,6 +1294,10 @@ let IntrProperties = [IntrNoMem, IntrNoSync, IntrWillReturn] in {
def int_get_active_lane_mask:
[llvm_anyint_ty, LLVMMatchType<1>],
[IntrNoMem, IntrNoSync, IntrWillReturn]>;
//===-------------------------- Masked Intrinsics -------------------------===//
......@@ -4812,6 +4812,14 @@ void Verifier::visitIntrinsicCall(Intrinsic::ID ID, CallBase &Call) {
"eh.exceptionpointer argument must be a catchpad", Call);
case Intrinsic::get_active_lane_mask: {
Assert(Call.getType()->isVectorTy(), "get_active_lane_mask: must return a "
"vector", Call);
auto *ElemTy = Call.getType()->getScalarType();
Assert(ElemTy->isIntegerTy(1), "get_active_lane_mask: element type is not "
"i1", Call);
case Intrinsic::masked_load: {
Assert(Call.getType()->isVectorTy(), "masked_load: must return a vector",
; RUN: not llvm-as < %s -o /dev/null 2>&1 | FileCheck %s
declare <4 x i32>, i32)
define <4 x i32> @t1(i32 %IV, i32 %BTC) {
; CHECK: get_active_lane_mask: element type is not i1
; CHECK-NEXT: %res = call <4 x i32> %IV, i32 %BTC)
%res = call <4 x i32> %IV, i32 %BTC)
ret <4 x i32> %res
declare i32, i32)
define i32 @t2(i32 %IV, i32 %BTC) {
; CHECK: Intrinsic has incorrect return type!
; CHECK-NEXT: i32 (i32, i32)*
%res = call i32 %IV, i32 %BTC)
ret i32 %res
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