cvs commit: src/lib/msun/src k_tanf.c
bde at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 28 11:46:21 GMT 2005
bde 2005-11-28 11:46:20 UTC
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Rearranged the polynomial evaluation some more to reduce dependencies.
Instead of echoing the code in a comment, try to describe why we split
up the evaluation in a special way.
The new optimization is mostly to move the evaluation of w = z*z later
so that everything else (except z = x*x) doesn't have to wait for w.
On Athlons, FP multiplication has a latency of 4 cycles so this
optimization saves 4 cycles per call provided no new dependencies are
introduced. Tweaking the other terms in to reduce dependencies saves
a couple more cycles in some cases (more on AXP than on A64; up to 8
cycles out of 56 altogether in some cases). The previous version had
a similar optimization for s = z*x. Special optimizations like these
probably have a larger effect than the simple 2-way vectorization
permitted (but not activated by gcc) in the old version, since 2-way
vectorization is not enough and the polynomial's degree is so small
in the float case that non-vectorizable dependencies dominate.
On an AXP, tanf() on uniformly distributed args in [-2pi, 2pi] now
takes 34-55 cycles (was 39-59 cycles).
Revision Changes Path
1.20 +20 -8 src/lib/msun/src/k_tanf.c
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