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Monday, April 8 • 3:10pm - 3:40pm
IPO --- Where are we, where do we want to go?

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Interprocedural optimizations (IPOs) have been historically weak in LLVM. The strong reliance on inlining can be seen as a consequence or cause. Since inlining is not always possible (parallel programs) or beneficial (large functions), the effort to improve IPO has recently seen an upswing again [0,1,2]. In order to capitalize this momentum, we would like to talk about the current situation in LLVM, and goals for the immediate, but also distant, future.
This open-ended discussion is not aimed at a particular group of people. We expect to discuss potential problems with IPO, as well as desirable analyses and optimizations, both experts and newcomers are welcome to attend.

[0]   https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2018-August/125537.html
[1] These links do not yet exist but will be added later on.
[2] One link will be an RFC outlining missing IPO capabilities, the other will point to a function attribute deduction rewrite patch (almost finished).

Speakers
avatar for Kit Barton

Kit Barton

Technical lead for LLVM on Power and XL Compilers, IBM Canada
avatar for Johannes Doerfert

Johannes Doerfert

Argonne National Laboratory


Monday April 8, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm CEST
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