[LLVMdev] how to check whether from basicblock A we can go to basicblock B within the same function?
criswell at illinois.edu
Fri Aug 27 14:57:19 PDT 2010
Wenbin Zhang wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Criswell" <criswell at illinois.edu>
> To: "Wenbin Zhang" <zhangwen at cse.ohio-state.edu>
> Cc: <llvmdev at cs.uiuc.edu>
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 5:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [LLVMdev] how to check whether from basicblock A we can go to
> basicblock B within the same function?
>> Wenbin Zhang wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Is there a way to check whether we can go from A to B within a
>>> function when I'm writing a pass?
>> I assume you are asking whether control flow can pass from BasicBlock A
>> to BasicBlock B. In that case, yes: all you need to do is look at the
>> terminator instruction of BasicBlock A and see if it can branch to
>> BasicBlock B.
> Yes, also switch and invoke instruction have the similar effects.
Every basic block ends with a terminator instruction that indicates
which basic block or basic blocks it should branch to next. Switch,
invoke, and branch are all terminator instructions. There may be more
that I don't remember.
> So does it mean that I need to recursively traverse all the possible
> destinations from A (following the terminator instructions) to see whether I
> can reach B?
Are you wanting to know if B is a successor of A in the control flow
graph, or are you wanting to know if there is a path from A to B in the
control flow graph? The first question only requires that you look at
the terminator instruction of basic block A. The second question
requires that you traverse the control-flow graph, starting at A, and
see if there is a path from A to B.
-- John T.
>> There's a new indirect branch instruction; I don't believe it is used
>> very often. You might have to handle those specially, but I'll let
>> others comment on that.
>> -- John T.
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