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[drlvm][jit][abcd] classic abcd pass fixes



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 5.0M10
    • Component/s: DRLVM
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    • Environment:
      RHEL4, 32-bit x86, gcc 4.1.2
    • Patch Info:
      Patch Available
    • Estimated Complexity:


      The ABCD pass has effectively been crippled by changes that have been made to DRLVM over the past year (I haven't been able to narrow down when the change happened).

      The good news is that with two simple fixes, ABCD works again. The attached patch adds the necessary fixes.

      To see the problem however you can try running the bi-directional bubble sort from HARMONY-1564. It is well-known that ABCD should be able to eliminate all the bounds checks from the sort algorithm. However, if you run drlvm without this patch, none of the bounds checks are eliminated. You can examine the logs by doing the following:
      >java -XX:jit.p.filter=BidirectionalBubbleSort.sort -XX:jit.p.arg.log=ct,irdump -Xem:server_static BidirectionalBubbleSort

      After applying the patch, all the bounds checks will once again be eliminated. There were two separate problems to blame, which this patch addresses:
      1) Harmony now inserts multiple "arraylen" operations when translating from bytecode, even if the operation is redundant (because it post-dominates an earlier "arraylen" operation for the same array). This redundancy must be eliminated before running ABCD otherwise the inequality graph that ABCD generates for its proofs will have unnecessary discontinuity. Thankfully, solving the problem is as simple as running the following passes before ABCD: "hvn,simplify,dce,uce,memopt,dce,uce".
      2) Our implementation of ABCD includes a novel design by Egor Pasko where both the upper-bound and lower-bound problems can be solved using the same inequality graph. In addition the implementation adds more constraints to the graph than the original ABCD authors specified. Both improvements are correct, except that they can prevent the ABCD solver from finding valid solutions because pi-renamed variables appear to be different. The patch modifies the solver so that it treats pi-renamed variables as equivalent when checking for termination conditions.

      I've verified that HARMONY-2141, HARMONY-2144, and HARMONY-2147 still pass with these changes.




            • Assignee:
              egor Egor Pasko
              neelakan Naveen Neelakantam
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