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Getting Feedback on a Compiler`s Optimization Decisions, Enabling More Code-Optimization Opportunities
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Getting Feedback on a Compiler`s Optimization Decisions, Enabling More Code-Optimization Opportunities
Min, Gyeong Il; Park, Sewon; Han, Miseon; Kim, Seon Wook;
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Short execution time is the major performance factor for computer systems. This performance factor is directly determined by code quality, which is influenced by the compiler`s optimizations. However, a compiler has limitations when optimizing source code due to insufficient information. Thus, if programmers can learn the reasons why a compiler fails to apply optimizations, they can rewrite code that is more easily understood by the compiler, and thus improve performance. In this paper, we propose a compiler that provides a programmer with reasons for failed optimization and recognizes programmer`s additional information to obtain better optimization. As a result, we obtain performance improvement, i.e., reducing execution time and code size, by taking advantage of additional optimization opportunities.
LLVM;Optimization;Performance;Code quality;Execution time;
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