[LLVMdev] VMkit compilation error

Nicolas Geoffray nicolas.geoffray at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 02:20:22 PDT 2012

Hi Tim,

I just updated vmkit to the new LLVM API. Please try it out with llvm ToT
and vmkit ToT and let me know if it works for you.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM, Tim Hartley <poobahtim at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to compile VMKit (and eventually J3) with LLVM/Clang head.
> There seem to be some recent commits (starting with roughly 165505)
> that break the VMKit compile with the following errors:
> llvm[0]: Constructing LLVMBuild project information.
> make[1]: Entering directory `.../vmkit/lib/vmkit/StaticGCPass'
> llvm[1]: Compiling StaticGCPass.cpp for Release+Asserts build (PIC)
> llvm[1]: Linking Release+Asserts Loadable Module StaticGCPass.so
> llvm[1]: Compiling StaticGCPass.cpp for Release+Asserts build (bytecode)
> llvm[1]: Compiling StaticGCPass.ll to StaticGCPass.bc for
> Release+Asserts build (bytecode)
> llvm[1]: Building Release+Asserts Bytecode Archive libStaticGCPass.bca
> make[1]: Leaving directory `.../vmkit/lib/vmkit/StaticGCPass'
> make[1]: Entering directory `.../vmkit/lib/vmkit/StaticGCPrinter'
> llvm[1]: Compiling VmkitGCPrinter.cpp for Release+Asserts build (PIC)
> VmkitGCPrinter.cpp: In member function ‘virtual void
> {anonymous}::VmkitAOTGCMetadataPrinter::finishAssembly(llvm::AsmPrinter&)’:
> VmkitGCPrinter.cpp:292:63: error: no matching function for call to
> ‘llvm::DataLayout::getPointerSize() const’
> VmkitGCPrinter.cpp:292:63: note: candidate is:
> .../llvm_investigation/llvm/include/llvm/DataLayout.h:250:12: note:
> unsigned int llvm::DataLayout::getPointerSize(unsigned int) const
> .../llvm_investigation/llvm/include/llvm/DataLayout.h:250:12: note:
> candidate expects 1 argument, 0 provided
> /bin/rm: cannot remove
> `.../vmkit/lib/vmkit/StaticGCPrinter/Release+Asserts/VmkitGCPrinter.d.tmp':
> No such file or directory
> make[1]: ***
> [.../vmkit/lib/vmkit/StaticGCPrinter/Release+Asserts/VmkitGCPrinter.o]
> Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `.../vmkit/lib/vmkit/StaticGCPrinter'
> make: *** [all] Error 1
> I realize these are extremely recent commits, but I thought I'd ask
> when the last time someone was able to successfully compile vmkit was,
> to save myself the time of going searching.
> Thanks,
> Tim
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