[LLVMbugs] [Bug 17925] New: Broken transitivity in functions comparison in MergeFunction pass

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Thu Nov 14 04:25:36 PST 2013


            Bug ID: 17925
           Summary: Broken transitivity in functions comparison in
                    MergeFunction pass
           Product: libraries
           Version: trunk
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P
         Component: Transformation Utilities
          Assignee: unassignedbugs at nondot.org
          Reporter: stpworld at narod.ru
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu
    Classification: Unclassified

Created attachment 11539
  --> http://llvm.org/bugs/attachment.cgi?id=11539&action=edit

This issue is about case of treating pointers as integers.
We treat pointers as different if they references different address space. At
the same time, we treat pointers equal to integers (with machine address
Its a point of false-positive now. Consider next case on 32bit machine:

void foo0(i32 addrespace(1)* %p)
void foo1(i32 addrespace(2)* %p)
void foo2(i32 %p)

foo0 != foo1, while
foo1 == foo2 and foo0 == foo2.

As you can see it breaks transitivity. That means that result depends on order
of how functions are presented in module. Next order causes merging of foo0 and
foo2, foo0, foo1
First foo0 will be merged with foo2, foo0 will be erased. Second foo1 will be
merged with foo2.
Depending on order things could be merged we don't expect to.

The fix:
The are cases when we CAN treat pointers as integers, and places when we CAN'T.
Below is my proposal:
* We treat pointers as integers when we compare function formal arguments.
* Otherwise, we can't do that in general.
* We can add more exceptions, where address space affects nothing: for example
argument of "ret" instruction.
The patch is attached.

Though, by now, it breaks 3 tests, but only since these tests checks things
that are wrong in general.

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