Workaround for Issue 7250540
There's a problem (originating with Dalvik's failure to properly type constants) with
Dalvik vregs that are used in both reference and floating point situations. In
particular, if a constant zero is used in a floating point context, the verifier in
some cases will treat it as a null pointer for the purposes generating the GC map.
If that vreg ends up promoted to a floating point value, the run-time value of that
vreg will not be found during garbage collection. As a quick workaround, this
CL causes the compiler to detect this special case of an immediate zero being loaded
into a promoted floating point register and also store a zero in the core/ref identity
of that vreg.
Note, the CL also excludes references from store elimination.
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