r250954 - [Driver] Alias -fvisibility=internal to -fvisibility=hidden

Reid Kleckner via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Oct 21 15:01:02 PDT 2015

Author: rnk
Date: Wed Oct 21 17:01:02 2015
New Revision: 250954

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=250954&view=rev
[Driver] Alias -fvisibility=internal to -fvisibility=hidden

The ELF symbol visibilities are:
- internal: Not visibile across DSOs, cannot pass address across DSOs
- hidden: Not visibile across DSOs, can be called indirectly
- default: Usually visible across DSOs, possibly interposable
- protected: Visible across DSOs, not interposable

LLVM only supports the latter 3 visibilities. Internal visibility is in
theory useful, as it allows you to assume that the caller is maintaining
a PIC register for you in %ebx, or in some other pre-arranged location.
As far as LLVM is concerned, this isn't worth the trouble. Using hidden
visibility is always correct, so we can just do that.

Resolves PR9183.


Modified: cfe/trunk/lib/Frontend/CompilerInvocation.cpp
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/cfe/trunk/lib/Frontend/CompilerInvocation.cpp?rev=250954&r1=250953&r2=250954&view=diff
--- cfe/trunk/lib/Frontend/CompilerInvocation.cpp (original)
+++ cfe/trunk/lib/Frontend/CompilerInvocation.cpp Wed Oct 21 17:01:02 2015
@@ -1296,7 +1296,7 @@ static Visibility parseVisibility(Arg *a
   StringRef value = arg->getValue();
   if (value == "default") {
     return DefaultVisibility;
-  } else if (value == "hidden") {
+  } else if (value == "hidden" || value == "internal") {
     return HiddenVisibility;
   } else if (value == "protected") {
     // FIXME: diagnose if target does not support protected visibility

Modified: cfe/trunk/test/CodeGenCXX/visibility.cpp
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/cfe/trunk/test/CodeGenCXX/visibility.cpp?rev=250954&r1=250953&r2=250954&view=diff
--- cfe/trunk/test/CodeGenCXX/visibility.cpp (original)
+++ cfe/trunk/test/CodeGenCXX/visibility.cpp Wed Oct 21 17:01:02 2015
@@ -1,5 +1,8 @@
 // RUN: %clang_cc1 %s -std=c++11 -triple=x86_64-apple-darwin10 -emit-llvm -o - | FileCheck %s
 // RUN: %clang_cc1 %s -std=c++11 -triple=x86_64-apple-darwin10 -fvisibility hidden -emit-llvm -o - | FileCheck %s -check-prefix=CHECK-HIDDEN
+// For clang, "internal" is just an alias for "hidden". We could use it for some
+// optimization purposes on 32-bit x86, but it's not worth it.
+// RUN: %clang_cc1 %s -std=c++11 -triple=x86_64-apple-darwin10 -fvisibility internal -emit-llvm -o - | FileCheck %s -check-prefix=CHECK-HIDDEN
 #define HIDDEN __attribute__((visibility("hidden")))
 #define PROTECTED __attribute__((visibility("protected")))

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