[LLVMdev] Newbie JITter
antony.blakey at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 01:58:10 PST 2007
On 09/11/2007, at 6:50 PM, Evan Cheng wrote:
>> 1. What optimization passes, if any, should I run on the module
>> before I pass it to the ExecutionEngine.
> The default JIt driver, lli, runs everything.
My reading of the lli source indicates that it's not explicitly doing
any opt passes - is that happening implicitly in the ExecutionEngine?
I can see that I should probably copy the opt source to get all of
the optimisations, before passing the module to the ExecutionEngine.
It's difficult to know because I currently can't get a disassembly of
the JITed code.
> I don't think it's safe to free Module early if you are using lazy
> compilation. If that's disabled, I suppose it's safe to delete Module
> once all references are resolved and relocated. Chris, can you
> Don't understand your last question.
I solved this - I hadn't noticed the comments about ownership
transfers in the documentation. Also I didn't realize that I should
have a single long-lived ExecutionEngine and then dynamically add my
modules to it, and I didn't understand the significance of
ExecutionEngine::getPointerToFunction, which solved my last question.
>> An unrelated question: I want to dump the native assembler form of
>> the code generated by the JIT. Currently I dump it using some code I
>> adapted from llc, but that's not actually showing what the JIT is
>> generating. How can I dump the JIT generated code, as native
>> assembler? It's a debugging requirement only.
> I think there is disassembly capability built-in. See JITEmitter.cpp
That's only for x86, and only if you have udis86. I was using
(indirectly) an AsmEmitter that is added by
TargetMachine::addPassesToEmitFile, and now that I have a better
understanding of what's going on, I realise there isn't really any
facility to do what I need.
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