Optimisation Past Subroutine Calls

Optimisation Past Subroutine Calls

Hi All,

This might be a silly question, but I can't seem to decide on the answer myself. Is a compiler allowed to optimise past a call to a subroutine? For example, consider this:

subroutine sub ( l, r )
  real(8), intent(inout) :: l(*), r(*)
  l(2) = 2.0_8
  call other_sub(l(1), r(1))
  l(2) = r(2)
end subroutine sub

Is the compiler allowed to remove the first assignment, since other_sub is called with only the first elements of the arrays?

I'm most considering the case when there's no interface for other_sub. I often see calls like this for MPI calls in some of our old code, passing the first element of an array section as the buffer with a non-unit buffer size. I'm worried this might eventually break things if extra optimisations are used.

Cheers,

Ben

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I would say no, because "sequence association" allows other_sub to access additional elements of the array.

Steve

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Steve Lionel (Intel) escribió:

I would say no, because "sequence association" allows other_sub to access additional elements of the array.

Thanks, I had forgotten about sequence association.

Steve,

With IPO enabled, and where the source to other_sub is discoverable (and can be inlined), the compiler optimization code should be able to see if there are any dependencies on the l(2) = 2.0_8, and if none, remove the unnecessary statement.

Jim Dempsey

www.quickthreadprogramming.com

Jim, sure, but I think that is not the situation being asked about.

Steve

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