[LLVMdev] Fetching the functions in C files
Amir H. Ashouri
amirhossein.ashouri at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 17:22:49 PDT 2014
Having llvm-as to turn the extracted function.bc file to .ll caused an
*llvm-as-3.4: function_bc:1:1: error: expected top-level entity*
*BC! #AI29bEBB2I (some more binary)*
This error is just the same error that I received while using llvm-extract
on a .c file (not .bc or .ll).
Do I have to include other things in the command ? I mean generating a
function.ll without anything as header, Module ID, etc might be wrong.
On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM, Markus Timpl <tima0900 at googlemail.com>
> You can use llvm-dis to turn .bc files into .ll files.
> Am 22.10.2014 01:44 schrieb "Amir H. Ashouri" <
> amirhossein.ashouri at gmail.com>:
> Thanks for the answer John.
>> I checked the llvm-extract and it works, but my concern is if the output
>> of the extract could be saved as .ll instead of .bc. Sort of human-readable
>> format so that I can parse it. Otherwise, it is better to parse the foo.ll
>> file right away instead of using the extract tool.
>> Please correct me if I am wrong.
>> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM, John Criswell <jtcriswel at gmail.com>
>>> On 10/21/14, 5:27 PM, Amir H. Ashouri wrote:
>>> Hello Everyone,
>>> Just subscribed to the mailing list.
>>> I was wondering how I am going to fetch each functions of a specific
>>> source code file (c/c++) using the LLVM framework. For instance, I would
>>> like to apply certain passes using llvm-opt on certain functions not the
>>> whole file.
>>> I would appreciate any hints or idea leading me about the starting
>>> You might be able to use the llvm-extract tool to pull out the functions
>>> you want into a separate bitcode file and then use opt to optimize them.
>>> You'd then need to create a second bitcode file that contains the remaining
>>> functions (using llvm-extract again). Finally, you'd take the optimized
>>> bitcode file and the bitcode file containing the other functions and link
>>> them together using clang and libLTO or the llvm-link tool.
>>> John Criswell
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