[PATCH] x86: Properly encode vmovd with 64-bit memeory

Jan Beulich JBeulich@suse.com
Mon Jan 8 12:08:00 GMT 2018

>>> On 08.01.18 at 12:57, <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 3:54 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 08.01.18 at 12:48, <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 3:35 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> On 08.01.18 at 12:22, <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 3:14 AM, H.J. Lu <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:48 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> On 08.01.18 at 02:18, <hongjiu.lu@intel.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>> For historical reason, we allow movd/vmovd with 64-bit register and
>>>>>>>> memeory operands.  But for vmovd, we failed to handle 64-bit memeory
>>>>>>>> operand.  This has been gone unnoticed since AT&T syntax always treats
>>>>>>>> memory operand as 32-bit memory.  This patch properly encodes vmovd
>>>>>>>> with 64-bit memeory operands.
>>>>>>> Interesting coincidence - just over the weekend I've run into this
>>>>>>> issue too. My intended solution is quite different, though: Since
>>>>>>> VMOVD (other than MOVD) doesn't have a 64-bit operand variant
>>>>>>> in either Intel's SDM nor AMD's PM, I'd rather remove memory
>>>>>>> operand support from it:
>>>>>>> - generate code was wrong so far, so anyone having used it would
>>>>>>>   have run buggy code anyway,
>>>>>>> - old gcc only ever uses the 64-bit variants with register operands.
>>>>>> Works for me.  Can you submit a patch?
>>>> Hopefully later this week.
>>>>> If we do that, should we also remove MOVD with 64-bit memory?
>>>> We can't, as even up-to-date AMD PM still specifies this name
>>>> instead of MOVQ.
>>> I consider it is a defect in AMD manual.
>>>>> Otherwise, -msse2avx won't work on MOVD with 64-bit memory.
>>>> Hmm, good point - perhaps the SSE2AVX pattern then needs the
>>>> change that you've been doing, while the plain one could have its
>>>> memory alternative removed?
>>> If we can't remove MOVD with 64-bit memory, I will go with my patch.
>> Fine with me for the AVX variant, but please consider dropping
>> the AVX512 one.
> Did you mean dropping AVX512 vmovd with 64-bit memory operand?

Considering your other reply - yes, at least please drop the
memory operand from it.


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