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IV49930: INEFFICIENT VECTOR SPLAT BUILT-IN FUNCTION

Fixes are available

XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 7 (January 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 8 (March 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 8 (March 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 11 (February 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 12 (May 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 12 (May 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 13 (August 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 14 (December 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 15 (April 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 15 (April 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 16 (July 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 16 (July 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 17 (November 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 17 (November 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 18 (February 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 18 (February 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 19 (August 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 19 (August 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 20 (March 2018 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 20 (March 2018 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 6 (December 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 6 (December 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 7 (January 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 9 (July 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 9 (July 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 10 (October 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 10 (October 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 11 (February 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 13 (August 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 14 (December 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 21 (January 2019 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 21 (January 2019 Update) for 12.1

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When generating code for a vector splat using the vec_splat()
    or vec_permi() vector built-ins, the code generated is using
    memory  read/writes using stxvd2x and lxvdsx to implement the
    behaviour.  A faster alternative would be to use xxpermdi.
    

Local fix

  • Implement the operation using xxpermdi with inline ASM.
    

Problem summary

  • PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The vec_splat() and vec_permi() builtins are generating code
    using slow stxvd2x and lxvdsx instructions from memory.
    
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users of these builtins.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The compiler will now generate xxpermdi instructions for these
    builtins.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV49930

  • Reported component name

    XL C/C++ FOR AI

  • Reported component ID

    5725C7200

  • Reported release

    C10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-09-24

  • Closed date

    2013-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-13

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    XL C FOR AIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C7100

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: XL C for AIX
Compiler

Software version: 12.1

Reference #: IV49930

Modified date: 13 December 2013