Commit ad9d0a9e authored by Jason Ekstrand's avatar Jason Ekstrand
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nir/lower_variables: Follow the Cytron paper more closely

Previously, our variable renaming algorithm, while similar to the one in
the Cytron paper, was not the same.  While I'm pretty sure it was correct,
it will be easier for readers of the code in the variable renaming pass if
it follows more closely.  This commit removes the automatic stack popping
we were doing and replaces it with explicit popping like Cytron does.
Reviewed-by: default avatarConnor Abbott <>
parent b1d114a4
......@@ -751,32 +751,37 @@ def_stack_push(struct deref_node *node, nir_ssa_def *def,
*(++node->def_stack_tail) = def;
/** Retrieves the SSA definition associated with the given node that
* reaches the current point in the program
* If the SSA def on the top of the stack is in the given block or some
* other block that dominates the given block, then the top of the stack is
* returned. Otherwise, the stack is popped until we get to an SSA
* definition that dominates the given block and that is returned. If we
* pop the stack all the way to empty, then we return the constant
/* Pop the top of the def stack if it's in the given block */
static void
def_stack_pop_if_in_block(struct deref_node *node, nir_block *block)
/* If we're popping, then we have presumably pushed at some time in the
* past so this should exist.
assert(node->def_stack != NULL);
/* The stack is already empty. Do nothing. */
if (node->def_stack_tail < node->def_stack)
nir_ssa_def *def = *node->def_stack_tail;
if (def->parent_instr->block == block)
/** Retrieves the SSA definition on the top of the stack for the given
* node, if one exists. If the stack is empty, then we return the constant
* initializer (if it exists) or an SSA undef.
static nir_ssa_def *
get_ssa_def_for_block(struct deref_node *node, nir_block *block,
struct lower_variables_state *state)
if (node->def_stack) {
while (node->def_stack_tail >= node->def_stack) {
nir_ssa_def *def = *node->def_stack_tail;
for (nir_block *dom = block; dom != NULL; dom = dom->imm_dom) {
if (def->parent_instr->block == dom)
return def;
/* If we have something on the stack, go ahead and return it. We're
* assuming that the top of the stack dominates the given block.
if (node->def_stack && node->def_stack_tail >= node->def_stack)
return *node->def_stack_tail;
/* If we got here then we don't have a definition that dominates the
* given block. This means that we need to add an undef and use that.
......@@ -825,11 +830,8 @@ add_phi_sources(nir_block *block, nir_block *pred,
* This algorithm is very similar to the one outlined in "Efficiently
* Computing Static Single Assignment Form and the Control Dependence
* Graph" by Cytron et. al. The primary difference is in how the stacks of
* SSA definitions are handled. In the Cytron paper, they explicitly pop
* the old elements off the stack after visiting the dominance children.
* In our algorithm, popping old elements off the stack is implicitly
* handled by get_ssa_def_for_block.
* Graph" by Cytron et. al. The primary difference is that we only put one
* SSA def on the stack per block.
static bool
rename_variables_block(nir_block *block, struct lower_variables_state *state)
......@@ -943,9 +945,12 @@ rename_variables_block(nir_block *block, struct lower_variables_state *state)
intrin->num_components, NULL);
nir_instr_insert_before(&intrin->instr, &mov->instr);
def_stack_push(node, &mov->dest.dest.ssa, state);
/* We'll wait to remove the unstruction until the next pass
* where we pop the node we just pushed back off the stack.
......@@ -963,6 +968,44 @@ rename_variables_block(nir_block *block, struct lower_variables_state *state)
for (unsigned i = 0; i < block->num_dom_children; ++i)
rename_variables_block(block->dom_children[i], state);
/* Now we iterate over the instructions and pop off any SSA defs that we
* pushed in the first loop.
nir_foreach_instr_safe(block, instr) {
if (instr->type == nir_instr_type_phi) {
nir_phi_instr *phi = nir_instr_as_phi(instr);
struct hash_entry *entry =
_mesa_hash_table_search(state->phi_table, phi);
/* This can happen if we already have phi nodes in the program
* that were not created in this pass.
if (!entry)
struct deref_node *node = entry->data;
def_stack_pop_if_in_block(node, block);
} else if (instr->type == nir_instr_type_intrinsic) {
nir_intrinsic_instr *intrin = nir_instr_as_intrinsic(instr);
if (intrin->intrinsic != nir_intrinsic_store_var)
struct deref_node *node = get_deref_node(intrin->variables[0],
false, state);
if (!node)
if (!node->lower_to_ssa)
def_stack_pop_if_in_block(node, block);
return true;
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