[LLVMdev] Question on Fence Instruction

陳韋任 (Wei-Ren Chen) chenwj at iis.sinica.edu.tw
Wed Oct 17 07:00:06 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 01:44:57PM +0000, Duan, Yue Lu wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have a question with the latest released LLVM which supports Fence
> Instruction as IR. Say if I intentionally place a Sequentially Consistent Fence
> Instruction somewhere in the code, then would the other transformation passes
> that applied later respect the Fence and do not perform any reordering across
> it?

  In theory, all optimization passes should respect sc. If you find any
counter example, I think it's a bug.


Wei-Ren Chen (陳韋任)
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Academia Sinica, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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