[AArch64] How to mov a const value into a register?

hi,

  • For the following case in file llvm/test/CodeGen/AArch64/mul_pow2.ll
define i32 @mull6_sub(i32 %x) {
  %mul = mul nsw i32 %x, 6
  %sub = add nsw i32 %mul, -1
  ret i32 %sub
}
  • If I need generate following sequence, then I should put the const -1 into a register w9 as madd should not accept a const operator, so how to do?
mov w8, #6
mov w9, #-1
madd w0, w0, w8, w9
  • For the const AddSub->getOperand(1), even when I use a ISD::ADD , it still retrun a const value
 SDValue Const = DAG.getNode(ISD::ADD, DL, VT, AddSub->getOperand(1), DAG.getConstant(0, DL, VT));

(gdb) p Const->dump()
t5: i32 = Constant<-1>
$10 = void
(gdb) p AddSub->getOperand(1)->dump()
 t5: i32 = Constant<-1>

A regular Constant node will be materialized into a register during selection. An instruction pattern or post-selection optimization can choose to fold a constant into the instruction if the encoding permits

another candicate in MIR, use AArch64_IMM::expandMOVImm