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AArch64: use MOVI instead of FMOV to zero FP register

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    • Enhancement
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
    • 17
    • 17
    • hotspot
    • b17
    • aarch64

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      HotSpot generates an FMOV from ZR to zero a floating point register:

         fmov d0, xzr

      This used to be recommended by the Arm ARM, but that advice was removed in revision A.j and subsequent revisions (section C.5.3).

      Integer->FP moves may be slow on some cores. Instead the preferred instruction is MOVI with immediate zero:

         movi d0, #0x0

      Some micro-architectures special-case FMOV from ZR, and on those cores this change will have no effect, but in any case FMOV won't be faster than MOVI.

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              ngasson Nick Gasson
              ngasson Nick Gasson
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