RFR: 8264104: Eliminate unnecessary vector mask conversion during VectorUnbox for floating point VectorMask [v3]

Xiaohong Gong xgong at openjdk.java.net
Fri Apr 9 07:43:50 UTC 2021

> The Vector API defines different element types for floating point VectorMask. For example, the bitwise related APIs use "`long/int`", while data related APIs use "`double/float`". This makes some optimizations that based on the type checking cannot work well.
> For example, the VectorBox/Unbox elimination like `"VectorUnbox (VectorBox v) ==> v"` requires the types of output and
> input are equal. Normally this is necessary. However, due to the different element type for floating point VectorMask with the same species, the VectorBox/Unbox pattern is optimized to:
>   VectorLoadMask (VectorStoreMask vmask)
> Actually the types can be treated as the same one for such cases. And considering the vector mask representation is the same for
> vectors with the same element size and vector length, it's safe to do the optimization:
>   VectorLoadMask (VectorStoreMask vmask) ==> vmask
> The same issue exists for GVN which is based on the type of a node. Making the mask node's` hash()/cmp()` methods depends on the element size instead of the element type can fix it.

Xiaohong Gong has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:

  Revert changes to VectorLoadMask and add a VectorMaskCast for the same element size mask casting


  - all: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3238/files
  - new: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3238/files/bf5b2028..ce3577ae

 - full: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/?repo=jdk&pr=3238&range=02
 - incr: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/?repo=jdk&pr=3238&range=01-02

  Stats: 121 lines in 10 files changed: 92 ins; 27 del; 2 mod
  Patch: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3238.diff
  Fetch: git fetch https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk pull/3238/head:pull/3238

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3238

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