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Checker is a testing tool which compiles a given test file and compares the
state of the control-flow graph before and after each optimization pass
against a set of assertions specified alongside the tests.
Tests are written in Java or Smali, turned into DEX and compiled with the
Optimizing compiler. "Check lines" are assertions formatted as comments of the
source file. They begin with prefix "/// CHECK" or "## CHECK", respectively,
followed by a pattern that the engine attempts to match in the compiler output.
Assertions are tested in groups which correspond to the individual compiler
passes. Each group of check lines therefore must start with a 'CHECK-START'
header which specifies the output group it should be tested against. The group
name must exactly match one of the groups recognized in the output (they can
be listed with the '--list-passes' command-line flag).
Matching of check lines is carried out in the order of appearance in the
source file. There are three types of check lines:
- CHECK: Must match an output line which appears in the output group
later than lines matched against any preceeding checks. Output
lines must therefore match the check lines in the same order.
These are referred to as "in-order" checks in the code.
- CHECK-DAG: Must match an output line which appears in the output group
later than lines matched against any preceeding in-order checks.
In other words, the order of output lines does not matter
between consecutive DAG checks.
- CHECK-NOT: Must not match any output line which appears in the output group
later than lines matched against any preceeding checks and
earlier than lines matched against any subsequent checks.
Surrounding non-negative checks (or boundaries of the group)
therefore create a scope within which the assertion is verified.
- CHECK-NEXT: Must match the output line which comes right after the line which
matched the previous check. Cannot be used after any but the
in-order CHECK.
- CHECK-EVAL: Specifies a Python expression which must evaluate to 'True'.
Check-line patterns are treated as plain text rather than regular expressions
but are whitespace agnostic.
Actual regex patterns can be inserted enclosed in '{{' and '}}' brackets. If
curly brackets need to be used inside the body of the regex, they need to be
enclosed in round brackets. For example, the pattern '{{foo{2}}}' will parse
the invalid regex 'foo{2', but '{{(fo{2})}}' will match 'foo'.
Regex patterns can be named and referenced later. A new variable is defined
with '<<name:regex>>' and can be referenced with '<<name>>'. Variables are
only valid within the scope of the defining group. Within a group they cannot
be redefined or used undefined.
The following assertions can be placed in a Java source file:
/// CHECK-START: int MyClass.MyMethod() constant_folding (after)
/// CHECK: <<ID:i\d+>> IntConstant {{11|22}}
/// CHECK: Return [<<ID>>]
The engine will attempt to match the check lines against the output of the
group named on the first line. Together they verify that the CFG after
constant folding returns an integer constant with value either 11 or 22.
Of the language constructs above, 'CHECK-EVAL' lines support only referencing of
variables. Any other surrounding text will be passed to Python's `eval` as is.
/// CHECK-START: int MyClass.MyMethod() liveness (after)
/// CHECK: InstructionA liveness:<<VarA:\d+>>
/// CHECK: InstructionB liveness:<<VarB:\d+>>
/// CHECK-EVAL: <<VarA>> != <<VarB>>
A group of check lines can be made architecture-specific by inserting '-<arch>'
after the 'CHECK-START' keyword. The previous example can be updated to run for
arm64 only with:
/// CHECK-START-ARM64: int MyClass.MyMethod() constant_folding (after)
/// CHECK: <<ID:i\d+>> IntConstant {{11|22}}
/// CHECK: Return [<<ID>>]
For convenience, several architectures can be specified as set after the
'CHECK-START' keyword. Any listed architecture will match in that case,
thereby avoiding to repeat the check lines if some, but not all architectures
match. An example line looks like:
/// CHECK-START-{MIPS,ARM,ARM64}: int MyClass.MyMethod() constant_folding (after)