[PATCH 5/7] x86: re-work insn/suffix recognition

H.J. Lu hjl.tools@gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 15:14:52 GMT 2022

On Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 11:24 PM Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com> wrote:
> On 17.08.2022 22:29, H.J. Lu wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 12:32 AM Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> x86: re-work insn/suffix recognition
> >>
> >> Having templates with a suffix explicitly present has always been
> >> quirky. Introduce a 2nd matching pass in case the 1st one couldn't find
> >
> > I don't like the second pass.   What problem does it solve?
> It addresses the reasons we have various pretty odd (and confusing by
> their mere presence) insn templates which better would never have been
> there. If you have a better suggestion to eliminate those, I'm all ears.
> You can also easily see the issues this solves by looking at the
> testsuite changes. Among other things this once again is a matter of
> providing consistent and hence predictable behavior.

Did you mean the error reporting behavior?  I don't think we should add
a second pass just for it.

> Further this sets the stage for the subsequent two changes, which I
> don't think are easily possible without this 2nd pass.

Does it indicate that the second pass is used quite often?

> And finally you've likely spotted that this is actually a reduction in
> code size, first and foremost because the odd maybe_adjust_templates()
> can now go away. Plus I think you realize that the 2nd pass wouldn't
> be engaged in many cases - it requires a template match failure in the
> 1st pass, after all, which isn't going to happen very often.
> Jan


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