[RFC] Add Intel TSX HLE Support

Hi All,

I'd like to add HLE support in LLVM/clang consistent to GCC's style [1].
HLE from Intel TSX [2] is legacy compatible instruction set extension to
specify transactional region by adding XACQUIRE and XRELEASE prefixes.
To support that, GCC chooses the approach by extending the memory order
flag in __atomic_* builtins with target-specific memory model in high
bits (bit 31-16 for target-specific memory model, bit 15-0 for the
general memory model.) To follow the similar approach, I propose to
change LLVM/clang by adding:

+ a metadata 'targetflags' in LLVM atomic IR to pass this
  target-specific memory model hint

+ one extra target flag in AtomicSDNode & MemIntrinsicSDNode to specify
  This extra target flag is embedded into the SubclassData fields. The
following is rationale how such target flags are embedded into
SubclassData in SDNode

  here is the current SDNode class hierarchy of memory related nodes

  SDNode -> MemSDNode -> LSBaseNode -> LoadSDNode
                    > + -> StoreSDNode
                    + -> AtomicSDNode
                    + -> MemIntrinsicSDNode

  here is the current SubclassData definitions:

  bit 0~1 : extension type used in LoadSDNode
  bit 0 : truncating store in StoreSDNode
  bit 2~4 : addressing mode in LSBaseNode
  bit 5 : volatile bit in MemSDNode
  bit 6 : non-temporal bit in MemSDNode
  bit 7 : invariant bit in MemSDNode
  bit 8~11: memory order in AtomicSDNode
  bit 12 : synch scope in AtomicSDNode

  Considering the class hierarchy, we could safely reused bit 0~1 as the
target flags in AtomicSDNode/MemIntrinsicNode
+ X86 backend is modified to generate additional XACQUIRE/XRELEASE
prefix based on the specified target flag

The following are details of each patch:

* 0001-Add-targetflags-in-AtomicSDNode-MemIntrinsicSDNode.patch

This patch adds 'targetflags' support in AtomicSDNode and
MemIntrinsicSDNode. It will check metadata 'targetflags' and embedded
its value into SubclassData. Currently, only two bits are defined.

* 0002-Add-HLE-target-feature.patch

This patch adds HLE feature and auto-detection support

* 0003-Add-XACQ-XREL-prefix-and-encoding-asm-printer-suppor.patch

This patch adds XACQUIRE/XRELEASE prefix and its assembler/encoding

* 0004-Enable-HLE-code-generation.patch

This patch enables HLE code generation by extending the current logic to
handle 'targetflags'.

* 0001-Add-target-flags-support-for-atomic-ops.patch

This patch adds target flags support in __atomic_* builtins. It splits
the whole 32-bit order word into high and low 16-bit parts. The low
16-bit is the original memory order and the high 16-bit will be
re-defined as target-specific flags and passed through 'targetflags'

* 0002-Add-mhle-option-support-and-populate-pre-defined-mac.patch

It adds '-m[no]hle' option to turn on HLE feature or not. Once HLE
feature is turned on, two more macros (__ATOMIC_HLE_ACQUIRE and
__ATOMIC_HLE_RELEASE) are defined for developers to mark atomic

Thanks for your time to review!

- Michael

It seems the mailing doesn't allow me to send message too big. Here is
the patch 0001-Add-targetflags-in-AtomicSDNode-MemIntrinsicSDNode.patch

- Michael

0001-Add-targetflags-in-AtomicSDNode-MemIntrinsicSDNode.patch (31.2 KB)

Here is the patch 0002-Add-HLE-target-feature.patch

- Michael

Here is the patch

- Michael

Here is the patch 0004-Enable-HLE-code-generation.patch

- Michael

oops! forget attaching it.

- michael

0002-Add-HLE-target-feature.patch (3.77 KB)

patch is attached. - michael

0003-Add-XACQ-XREL-prefix-and-encoding-asm-printer-suppor.patch (8.57 KB)

here is the patch! - michael

0004-Enable-HLE-code-generation.patch (56.8 KB)

Here is the patch against clang,

- Michael

0001-Add-target-flags-support-for-atomic-ops.patch (17.3 KB)

Here is the patch against clang,

- Michael

0002-Add-mhle-option-support-and-populate-pre-defined-mac.patch (6.39 KB)