[llvm-dev] Missing TargetPrefix for NVVM intrinsics

Justin Holewinski via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jul 1 14:35:17 PDT 2016

It's all historical, unfortunately. Before NVIDIA open sourced NVPTX, we had the PTX target. The NVPTX target continued to accept the old PTX intrinsics to ease compatibility. That was ~3.2, we can likely just get rid of the PTX intrinsics now. The llvm.cuda intrinsic is an unfortunate naming quirk used internally. This should be handled by llvm.nvvm.bar0, so it should be okay to remove that intrinsic.

@jlebar, any issues on your end with removing all of the non-nvvm intrinsics?

> On Jul 1, 2016, at 3:01 PM, Justin Bogner <mail at justinbogner.com> wrote:
> Justins:
> I noticed that the intrinsics in IntrinsicsNVVM don't specify a
> TargetPrefix. This seems like a simple omission, so I was going to
> simply throw a `let TargetPrefix = "nvvm" ` block around them, but this
> doesn't quite work.
> There seem to be three prefixes that are used in this file. About 900
> are int_nvvm_*, 30 are int_ptx_*, and 1 is int_cuda. It isn't clear to
> me if this inconsistency is intentional or warranted - should these all
> be named int_nvvm_*? Is there a good reason to differentiate int_ptx_*?
> Why does __syncthreads map to int_cuda_syncthreads, rather than
> int_nvvm_syncthreads?
> I'm probably going to go ahead and add the TargetPrefix to the nvvm
> intrinsics, but I'm not familiar enough with NVPTX to know what to do
> with the others.
> Thanks,
> -- Justin
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