[llvm-dev] Getting MachineInstr opcode mnemonics as strings

Ahmed Bougacha via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Feb 16 21:49:26 PST 2016

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 9:30 PM, Ethan J. Johnson via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Is there an easy way to get the human-readable opcode mnemonic (e.g.,
> "MOV32ri64", "CMP32ri8", "JLE_1") for a MachineInstr? I am writing a
> backend analysis pass for security research, where the idea is for a
> researcher to examine the output of my pass and identify instructions from
> it for use in an attack. Right now I'm representing unique instructions
> with nondescript numeric symbols, like "i28" for the 28th instruction; but
> it would be nice to give the reader something more helpful like
> "i28_MOV32ri64".
> MachineInstr doesn't have a getName() function like many other LLVM
> IR/MachineIR objects; is there anything roughly equivalent to this? I'm
> already using MachineInstr::print() for debugging output, but it's far too
> verbose for this purpose. I thought about trying to parse the opcode
> mnemonic out of the print() output, until I realized just how nasty that
> would be (not to mention that it prints to a raw_ostream, not an in-memory
> string).

The name (as well as some other information) is in MCInstrInfo; if you have
any kind of *InstrInfo (as, e.g., X86InstrInfo isa TargetInstrInfo isa
MCInstrInfo), you should be able to do:



> Sincerely,
> Ethan Johnson
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> Ethan J. Johnson
> Computer Science PhD Student, Systems group, University of Rochester
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