stackslot question

Doug Simon doug.simon at
Mon Jun 24 23:43:10 PDT 2013

On Jun 24, 2013, at 9:07 PM, "Deneau, Tom" <tom.deneau at> wrote:

> In HSAIL there is not stack register as such but we can declare an array that is private to each workitem
> and reference at positive offsets into it.
> I see there is a bug in our current HSAIL implementation of stack slots which needs to be fixed
> and we are exploring different ways to fix it.
> My question is, assuming a load from a certain stackslot always reads back what was stored to that stackslot,
> (when the load and store both using the same data width)
> is there any requirement on the relative positions of different stackslots in memory, 
> for example does it matter whether stackslot -8 is at a higher or lower memory address compared to stackslot -16?

The only time I think stack slot ordering matters is when arguments are passed via the stack. The ordering in that case is defined by the underlying CallingConvention in use. Otherwise, the relative position of stack slots in memory should not matter.


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