Global register allocation at link time

@inproceedings{Wall1986GlobalRA,
  title={Global register allocation at link time},
  author={David W. Wall},
  booktitle={SIGPLAN Symposium on Compiler Construction},
  year={1986}
}
In previous work in global register allocation, the compiler colors a conflict graph constructed from liveness dataflow information, in order to allocate the same register to many variables that are not simultaneously live. If two procedures are in separately compiled modules, however, the compiler must do this allocation separately for each procedure. As a result, the two procedures might use different registers for the same global, or the same register for different locals. We can remove… CONTINUE READING
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