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The induction variable on RTL is simple and only allows analysis of
affine induction variables, and only in one loop at once. The interface
is declared in cfgloop.h. Before analyzing induction variables
in a loop L, iv_analysis_loop_init
function must be called on L.
After the analysis (possibly calling iv_analysis_loop_init
for
several loops) is finished, iv_analysis_done
should be called.
The following functions can be used to access the results of the
analysis:
iv_analyze
: Analyzes a single register used in the given
insn. If no use of the register in this insn is found, the following
insns are scanned, so that this function can be called on the insn
returned by get_condition.
iv_analyze_result
: Analyzes result of the assignment in the
given insn.
iv_analyze_expr
: Analyzes a more complicated expression.
All its operands are analyzed by iv_analyze
, and hence they must
be used in the specified insn or one of the following insns.
The description of the induction variable is provided in struct
rtx_iv
. In order to handle subregs, the representation is a bit
complicated; if the value of the extend
field is not
UNKNOWN
, the value of the induction variable in the i-th
iteration is
delta + mult * extend_{extend_mode} (subreg_{mode} (base + i * step)),
with the following exception: if first_special
is true, then the
value in the first iteration (when i
is zero) is delta +
mult * base
. However, if extend
is equal to UNKNOWN
,
then first_special
must be false, delta
0, mult
1
and the value in the i-th iteration is
subreg_{mode} (base + i * step)
The function get_iv_value
can be used to perform these
calculations.
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