Castañeda Lozano, Roberto and Carlsson, Mats and Drejhammar, Frej and Schulte, Christian (2012) Constraint-based Register Allocation and Instruction Scheduling. In: Eighteenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, 8-12 Oct 2012, Québec City, Canada. (In Press)
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This paper introduces a constraint model and solving techniques for code generation in a compiler back-end. It contributes a new model for global register allocation that combines several advanced aspects: multiple register banks (subsuming spilling to memory), coalescing, and packing. The model is extended to include instruction scheduling and bundling. The paper introduces a decomposition scheme exploiting the underlying program structure and exhibiting robust behavior for functions with thousands of instructions. Evaluation shows that code quality is on par with LLVM, a state-of-the-art compiler infrastructure. The paper makes important contributions to the applicability of constraint programming as well as compiler construction: essential concepts are unified in a high-level model that can be solved by readily available modern solvers. This is a significant step towards basing code generation entirely on a high-level model and by this facilitates the construction of correct, simple, flexible, robust, and high-quality code generators.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Deposited By:||Roberto Castañeda|
|Deposited On:||25 Jun 2012 10:11|
|Last Modified:||12 Aug 2013 12:52|
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