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1 Code Generation

2 Code Generation The target machine Runtime environment
Basic blocks and flow graphs Instruction selection Instruction selector generator Register allocation Peephole optimization

3 The Target Machine A byte addressable machine with four bytes to a word and n general purpose registers Two address instructions op source, destination Six addressing modes absolute M M 1 register R R 0 indexed c(R) c+content(R) 1 ind register *R content(R) 0 ind indexed *c(R) content(c+content(R)) 1 literal #c c 1

4 Compiler Construction
Examples MOV R0, M MOV 4 (R0), M MOV *R0, M MOV *4 (R0), M MOV #1, R0 Code Generation

5 Instruction Costs Cost of an instruction = 1 + costs of source and destination addressing modes This cost corresponds to the length (in words) of the instruction Minimize instruction length also tend to minimize the instruction execution time

6 Examples MOV R0, R1 1 MOV R0, M 2 MOV #1, R0 2 MOV 4 (R0), *12 (R1) 3

7 An Example Consider a := b + c 1. MOV b, R0 2. MOV b, a
ADD c, R ADD c, a MOV R0, a 3. R0, R1, R2 contains 4. R1, R2 contains the addresses of a, b, c the values of b, c MOV *R1, *R ADD R2, R1 ADD *R2, *R MOV R1, a

8 Instruction Selection
Code skeleton x := y + z a := b + c d := a + e MOV y, R MOV b, R MOV a, R ADD z, R ADD c, R ADD e, R MOV R0, x MOV R0, a MOV R0, d Multiple choices a := a MOV a, R INC a ADD #1, R MOV R0, a

9 Register Allocation Register allocation: select the set of variables that will reside in registers Register assignment: pick the specific register that a variable will reside in The problem is NP-complete

10 An Example t := a + b t := a + b t := t * c t := t + c
t := t / d t := t / d MOV a, R1 MOV a, R0 ADD b, R1 ADD b, R0 MUL c, R0 ADD c, R0 DIV d, R0 SRDA R0, 32 MOV R1, t DIV d, R0 MOV R1, t

11 Runtime Environments A translation needs to relate the static source text of a program to the dynamic actions that must occur at runtime to implement the program Essentially, the relationship between names and data objects The runtime support system consists of routines that manage the allocation and deallocation of data objects

12 Activations A procedure definition associates an identifier (name) with a statement (body) Each execution of a procedure body is an activation of the procedure An activation tree depicts the way control enters and leaves activations

13 An Example program sort (input, output);
var a: array [0..10] of integer; procedure readarray; var i: integer; begin for i := 1 to 9 do read(a[i]) end; procedure partition(y, z: integer): integer; var i, j, x, v: integer; begin … end; procedure quicksort(m, n: integer); begin if (n > m) then begin I := partition(m, n); quicksort(m, I-1); quicksort (I+1, n) end end; begin a[0] := -9999; a[10] := 9999; readarray; quicksort(1,9) end.

14 An Example s r q(1,9) p(1,9) q(1,3) q(5,9) q(1,0) q(5,5) q(7,9) q(2,3)

15 Scope A declaration associates information with a name
Scope rules determine which declaration of a name applies The portion of the program to which a declaration applies is called the scope of that declaration

16 Bindings of Names The same name may denote different data objects (storage locations) at runtime An environment is a function that maps a name to a storage location A state is a function that maps a storage location to the value held there environment state name storage location value

17 Static and Dynamic Notions

18 Storage Organization Target code: static Static data objects: static
Dynamic data objects: heap Automatic data objects: stack static data stack heap

19 Activation Records returned value actual parameters stack
optional control link optional access link machine status local data temporary data

20 Activation Records returned value and parameters
links and machine status local and temporary data returned value and parameters links and machine status frame pointer local and temporary data stack pointer

21 Declarations P  {offset := 0} D D  D “;” D
D  id “:” T {enter(, T.type, offset); offset := offset + T.width} T  integer {T.type := integer; T.width := 4} T  float {T.type := float; T.width := 8} T  array “[” num “]” of T1 {T.type := array(num.val, T1.type); T.width := num.val  T1.width} T  “*” T1 {T.type := pointer(T1.type); T.width := 4}

22 Nested Procedures P  D D  D “;” D | id “:” T | proc id “;” D “;” S
header nil header i a header x readarray header header exchange k i quicksort v j partition

23 Symbol Table Handling Operations Stacks
mktable(previous): creates a new table and returns a pointer to the table enter(table, name, type, offset): creates a new entry for name in the table addwidth(table, width): records the cumulative width of entries in the header enterproc(table, name, newtable): creates a new entry for procedure name in the table Stacks tblptr: pointers to symbol tables offset : the next available relative address

24 Declarations P  M D {addwidth(top(tblptr), top(offset));
pop(tblptr); pop(offset)} M   {t := mktable(nil); push(t, tblptr); push(0, offset)} D  D “;” D D  proc id “;” N D “;” S {t := top(tblptr); addwidth(t, top(offset)); pop(tblptr); pop(offset); enterproc(top(tblptr),, t)} D  id “:” T {enter(top(tblptr),, T.type, top(offset)); top(offset) := top(offset) + T.width} N   {t := mktable(top(tblptr)); push(t, tblptr); push(0, offset)}

25 Records T  record D end T  record L D end
{T.type := record(top(tblptr)); T.width := top(offset); pop(tblptr); pop(offset)} L   {t := mktable(nil); push(t, tblptr); push(0, offset)}

26 Basic Blocks A basic block is a sequence of consecutive statements in which control enters at the beginning and leaves at the end without halt or possibility of branching except at the end

27 An Example (1) prod := 0 (2) i := 1 (3) t1 := 4 * i (4) t2 := a[t1]
(6) t4 := b[t3] (7) t5 := t2 * t4 (8) t6 := prod + t5 (9) prod := t6 (10) t7 := i + 1 (11) i := t7 (12) if i <= 20 goto (3)

28 Control Flow Graphs A (control) flow graph is a directed graph
The nodes in the graph are basic blocks There is an edge from B1 to B2 iff B2 immediately follows B1 in some execution sequence there is a jump from B1 to B2 B2 immediately follows B1 in program text B1 is a predecessor of B2, B2 is a successor of B1

29 An Example (1) prod := 0 B0 (2) i := 1 (3) t1 := 4 * i (4) t2 := a[t1]
(6) t4 := b[t3] (7) t5 := t2 * t4 (8) t6 := prod + t5 (9) prod := t6 (10) t7 := i + 1 (11) i := t7 (12) if i <= 20 goto (3) B0 B1

30 Construction of Basic Blocks
Determine the set of leaders the first statement is a leader the target of a jump is a leader any statement immediately following a jump is a leader For each leader, its basic block consists of the leader and all statements up to but not including the next leader or the end of the program

31 Representation of Basic Blocks
Each basic block is represented by a record consisting of a count of the number of statements a pointer to the leader a list of predecessors a list of successors

32 DAG Representation of Blocks
Easy to determine: common subexpressions names used in the block but evaluated outside the block names whose values could be used outside the block

33 DAG Representation of Blocks
Leaves labeled by unique identifiers Interior nodes labeled by operator symbols Interior nodes optionally given a sequence of identifiers, having the value represented by the nodes

34 An Example (1) t1 := 4 * i (2) t2 := a[t1] (3) t3 := 4 * i
(4) t4 := b[t3] (5) t5 := t2 * t4 (6) t6 := prod + t5 (7) prod := t6 (8) t7 := i + 1 (9) i := t7 (10) if i <= 20 goto (1) i0 4 1 <= * [] + b a prod0 20 t1,t3 t4 t2 t5 t6, prod (1) t7, i

35 Constructing a DAG Consider x := y op z. Other statements can be handled similarly If node(y) is undefined, create a leaf labeled y and let node(y) be this leaf. If node(z) is undefined, create a leaf labeled z and let node(z) be that leaf

36 Constructing a DAG Determine if there is a node labeled op, whose left child is node(y) and its right child is node(z). If not, create such a node. Let n be the node found or created. Delete x from the list of attached identifiers for node(x). Append x to the list of attached identifiers for the node n and set node(x) to n

37 Reconstructing Quadruples
Evaluate the interior nodes in topological order Assign the evaluated value to one of its attached identifier x, preferring one whose value is needed outside the block If there is no attached identifier, create a new temp to hold the value If there are additional attached identifiers y1, y2, …, yk whose values are also needed outside the block, add y1 := x, y2 := x, …, yk := x

38 An Example (1) t1 := 4 * i (2) t2 := a[t1] (3) t3 := b[t1]
prod (1) t1 := 4 * i (2) t2 := a[t1] (3) t3 := b[t1] (4) t4 := t2 * t3 (5) prod := prod + t4 (6) i := i + 1 (7) if i <= 20 goto (1) + prod0 * (1) [] [] <= i a b 20 * + 4 i0 1

39 Generating Code From DAGs
t1 := a + b t2 := c + d t3 := e - t2 t4 := t1 - t3 (1) MOV a, R0 (2) ADD b, R0 (3) MOV c, R1 (4) ADD d, R1 (5) MOV R0, t1 (6) MOV e, R0 (7) SUB R1, R0 (8) MOV t1, R1 (9) SUB R0, R1 (10) MOV R1, t4 - + a0 b0 e0 c0 d0 t1 t2 t3 t4 Only R0 and R1 available

40 Rearranging the Order t2 := c + d t3 := e - t2 t1 := a + b
t4 := t1 - t3 (1) MOV c, R0 (2) ADD d, R0 (3) MOV e, R1 (4) SUB R0, R1 (5) MOV a, R0 (6) ADD b, R0 (7) SUB R1, R0 (8) MOV R0, t4 - + a0 b0 e0 c0 d0 t1 t2 t3 t4

41 A Heuristic Ordering for DAG
Attempt as far as possible to make the evaluation of a node immediately follow the evaluation of its left most argument

42 Node Listing Algorithm
while unlisted interior nodes remain do begin select an unlisted node n, all of whose parents have been listed; list n; while the leftmost child m of n has no unlisted parents and is not a leaf do begin list m; n := m; end

43 An Example t7 := d + e t6 := a + b t5 := t6 - c t4 := t5 * t7
3 2 1 - + * a0 b0 c0 d0 e0 6 4 5 7 t7 := d + e t6 := a + b t5 := t6 - c t4 := t5 * t7 t3 := t4 - e t2 := t6 + t4 t1 := t2 * t3

44 Generating Code From Trees
There exists an algorithm that determines the optimal order in which to evaluate statements in a block when the dag representation of the block is a tree Optimal order here means the order that yields the shortest instruction sequence

45 Optimal Ordering for Trees
Label each node of the tree bottom-up with an integer denoting fewest number of registers required to evaluate the tree with no stores of immediate results Generate code during a tree traversal by first evaluating the operand requiring more registers

46 The Labeling Algorithm
if n is a leaf then if n is the leftmost child of its parent then label(n) := 1 else label(n) := 0 else begin let n1, n2, …, nk be the children of n ordered by label so that label(n1)  label(n2)  …  label(nk); label(n) := max1 i  k(label(ni) + i - 1) end

47 An Example For binary interior nodes: max(l1, l2), if l1  l2
label(n) = max(l1, l2), if l1  l2 l1 + 1, if l1 = l2 t1 t4 t2 a b c t3 d e 1 2

48 Code Generation From a Labeled Tree
Use a stack rstack to allocate registers R0, R1, …, R(r-1) The value of a tree is always computed in the top register on rstack The function swap(rstack) interchanges the top two registers on rstack Use a stack tstack to allocate temporary memory locations T0, T1, ...

49 Cases Analysis op n1 n2 n name name op n1 n2 label(n1) < label(n2)
both labels  r

50 The Function gencode procedure gencode(n); begin
if n is a left leaf representing operand name and n is the leftmost child of its parent then print 'MOV' || name || ',' || top(rstack) else if n is an interior node with operator op, left child n1, and right child n2 then if label(n2) = 0 then /* case 1 */ else if 1 label(n1) < label(n2) and label(n1) < r then /* case 2 */ else if 1 label(n2)  label(n1) and label(n2) < r then /* case 3 */ else /* case 4, both labels  r */ end

51 The Function gencode /* case 1 */ begin
let name be the operand represented by n2; gencode(n1); print op || name || ',' || top(rstack) end /* case 2 */ swap(rstack); gencode(n2); R := pop(rstack); gencode(n1); print op || R || ',' || top(rstack); push(rstack, R); swap(rstack);

52 The Function gencode /* case 3 */ begin gencode(n1);
R := pop(rstack); gencode(n2); print op || R || ',' || top(rstack); push(rstack, R); end /* case 4 */ gencode(n2); T := pop(tstack); print 'MOV' || top(rstack) || ',' || T; gencode(n1); push(tstack, T); print op || T || ',' || top(rstack);

53 An Example gencode(t4) [R1, R0] /* 2 */ gencode(t3) [R0, R1] /* 3 */
gencode(e) [R0, R1] /* 0 */ print MOV e, R1 gencode(t2) [R0] /* 1 */ gencode(c) [R0] /* 0 */ print MOV c, R0 print ADD d, R0 print SUB R0, R1 gencode(t1) [R0] /* 1 */ gencode(a) [R0] /* 0 */ print MOV a, R0 print ADD b, R0 print SUB R1, R0 t1 t4 t2 a b c t3 d e 1 2 - + - +

54 Common Subexpressions
Nodes with more than one parent in a dag are called shared nodes Optimal code generation for dags on both a one-register machine or an unlimited number of registers machine are NP-complete

55 Partitioning a DAG into Trees
Partition a dag into a set of trees by finding for each root and shared node n, the maximal subtree with n as root that includes no other shared nodes, except as leaves Determine a code generation ordering for the trees Generate code for each tree using the algorithms for generating code from trees

56 An Example 1 * 2 3 1 + - * 6 4 4 2 3 e0 + - + * * 4 4 * * 5 7 5 7 - +
d0 e0 - + 6 6 c0 c0 d0 e0 + + a0 b0 6 + e0 a0 b0

57 Dynamic Programming Code Generation
The dynamic programming algorithm applies to a broad class of register machines with complex instruction sets Machines has r interchangeable registers Machines has instructions of the form Ri = E where E is any expression containing operators, registers, and memory locations. If E involves registers, then Ri must be one of them

58 Dynamic Programming The dynamic programming algorithm partitions the problem of generating optimal code for an expression into sub-problems of generating optimal code for the sub-expressions of the given expression + T1 T2

59 Contiguous Evaluation
We say a program P evaluates a tree T contiguously if it first evaluates those subtrees of T that need to be computed into memory it then evaluates the subtrees of the root in either order it finally evaluates the root

60 Optimally Contiguous Program
For the machines defined above, given any program P to evaluate an expression tree T, we can find an equivalent program P' such that P' is of no higher cost than P P' uses no more registers than P P' evaluates the tree in a contiguous fashion This implies that every expression tree can be evaluated optimally by a contiguous program

61 Dynamic Programming Algorithm
Phase 1: compute bottom-up for each node n of the expression tree T an array C of costs, in which the ith component C[i] is the optimal cost of computing the subtree S rooted at n into a register, assuming i registers are available for the computation. C[0] is the optimal cost of computing the subtree S into memory

62 Dynamic Programming Algorithm
To compute C[i] at node n, consider each machine instruction R := E whose expression E matches the subexpression rooted at node n Determine the costs of evaluating the operands of E by examining the cost vectors at the corresponding descendants of n

63 Dynamic Programming Algorithm
For those operands of E that are registers, consider all possible orders in which the corresponding subtrees of T can be evaluated into registers In each ordering, the first subtree corresponding to a register operand can be evaluated using i available registers, the second using i-1 registers, and so on

64 Dynamic Programming Algorithm
For node n, add in the cost of the instruction R := E that was used to match node n The value C[i] is then the minimum cost over all possible orders At each node, store the instruction used to achieve the best cost for C[i] for each i The smallest cost in the vector gives the minimum cost of evaluating T

65 Dynamic Programming Algorithm
Phase 2: traverse T and use the cost vectors to determine which subtrees of T must be computed into memory Phase 3: traverse T and use the cost vectors and associated instructions to generate the final target code

66 An Example Consider a machine with two registers R0 and R1
and instructions Ri := Mj Mi := Ri Ri := Rj Ri := Ri op Rj Ri := Ri op Mj - + (0, 1, 1) (8, 8, 7) (3, 2, 2) a b / * (5, 5, 4) e c d

67 An Example R0 := c R1 := d R1 := R1 / e R0 := R0 * R1 R1 := a
- + (0, 1, 1) (8, 8, 7) (3, 2, 2) a b / * (5, 5, 4) c d e R0 := c R1 := d R1 := R1 / e R0 := R0 * R1 R1 := a R1 := R1 - b R1 := R1 + R0

68 Code Generator Generators
A tool to automatically construct the instruction selection phrase of a code generator Such tools may use tree grammars or context free grammars to describe the target machines Register allocation will be implemented as a separate mechanism

69 Tree Rewriting := a[i] := b + 1 ind + + memb const1 + ind consta regsp

70 Tree Rewriting The code is generated by reducing the input tree into a single node using a sequence of tree-rewriting rules Each tree rewriting rule is of the form replacement  template { action } replacement is a single node template is a tree action is a code fragment A set of tree-rewriting rules is called a tree-translation scheme

71 An Example + regi { ADD Rj, Ri } regi regj
{ ADD Rj, Ri } Each tree template represents a computation performed by the sequence of machines instructions emitted by the associated action

72 Tree Rewriting Rules (1) regi  constc { MOV #c, Ri } (2) regi  mema
{ MOV a, Ri } (3) := mema regi mem  { MOV Ri, a } (4) ind regj { MOV Rj, *Ri } + constc regi  (5) { MOV c(Rj), Ri }

73 Tree Rewriting Rules + ind regj regi constc regi  { ADD c(Rj), Ri }
(6) + { ADD Rj, Ri } regi  (7) regi regj + { INC Ri } regi  (8) regi const1

74 An Example := ind + + memb const1 + ind consta regsp + consti regsp
(1) { MOV #a, R0 }

75 An Example := ind + + memb const1 + ind reg0 regsp + consti regsp (7)
{ ADD SP, R0 }

76 An Example := ind + + memb const1 reg0 ind + consti regsp
{ ADD i (SP), R0 } + memb const1 reg0 ind + { MOV i (SP), R1 } (5) consti regsp (6)

77 An Example := ind + reg0 memb const1 (2) { MOV b, R1 }

78 An Example := ind + reg0 reg1 const1 (8) { INC R1 }

79 An Example := ind reg1 reg0 (4) { MOV R1, *R0 }

80 Tree Pattern Matching The tree pattern matching algorithm can be implemented by extending the multiple-keyword pattern matching algorithm Each tree template is represented by a set of strings, each of which represents a path from the root to a leave Each rule is associated with cost information The dynamic programming algorithm can be used to select an optimal sequence of matches

81 Semantic Predicates + { if c = 1 then INC Ri else ADD #c, Ri } regi
regi constc The general use of semantic actions and predicates can provide greater flexibility and ease of description than a purely grammatical specification

82 Graph Coloring In the first pass, target machine instructions are selected as though there were an infinite number of symbolic registers In the second pass, physical registers are assigned to symbolic registers using graph coloring algorithms During the second pass, if a register is needed when all available registers are used, some of the used registers must be spilled

83 Interference Graph For each procedure, a register-interference graph is constructed The nodes in the graph are symbolic registers An edge connects two nodes if one is live at a point where the other is defined

84 K-Colorable Graphs A graph is said to be k-colorable if each node can be assigned one of the k colors such that no two adjacent nodes have the same color A color represents a register The problem of determining whether a graph is k-colorable is NP-complete

85 A Graph Coloring Algorithm
Remove a node n and its edges if it has fewer than k neighbors Repeat the removing step above until we end up with the empty graph or a graph in which each node has k or more adjacent nodes In the latter case, a node is selected and spilled by deleting that node and its edges, and the removing step above continues

86 A Graph Coloring Algorithm
The nodes in the graph can be colored in the reverse order in which they are removed Each node can be assigned a color not assigned to any of its neighbors Spilled nodes can be assigned any color

87 An Example 1 3 4 2 5 3 4 2 5 3 4 5 4 5 5

88 An Example G B R B G R B G R G R R

89 Peephole Optimization
Improve the performance of the target program by examining and transforming a short sequence of target instructions May need repeated passes over the code Can also be applied directly after intermediate code generation

90 Examples Redundant loads and stores MOV R0, a MOV a, Ro
Algebraic Simplification x := x x := x * 1 Constant folding x := x := 5 y := x y := 8

91 Examples Unreachable code #define debug 0 if (debug) (print debugging information) if 0 <> 1 goto L print debugging information L1: if 1 goto L print debugging information L1:

92 Examples Flow-of-control optimization goto L1 goto L2 … … L1: goto L L2: goto L2 goto L1 if a < b goto L2 … goto L3 L1: if a < b goto L2 … L3: L3:

93 Examples Reduction in strength: replace expensive operations by cheaper ones x2  x * x fixed-point multiplication and division by a power of 2  shift floating-point division by a constant  floating-point multiplication by a constant

94 Examples Use of machine Idioms: hardware instructions for certain specific operations auto-increment and auto-decrement addressing mode (push or pop stack in parameter passing)

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