[llvm-dev] [ThinLTO] assert(GS != DefinedGlobals.end()) failed in FunctionImport.cpp

Taewook Oh via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jul 28 17:18:42 PDT 2016

Hello Teresa,

Thank you for your reply. I’m trying to create a small repro but find it hard to nail down because originally it is a big build. This happens with gold linker.


From: Teresa Johnson <tejohnson at google.com>
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:08 PM
To: Taewook Oh <twoh at fb.com>
Cc: via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
Subject: Re: [llvm-dev] [ThinLTO] assert(GS != DefinedGlobals.end()) failed in FunctionImport.cpp

Hi Taewook,

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:38 PM, Taewook Oh via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org<mailto:llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:

Encountered “assert(GS != DefinedGlobals.end())” failure while running ThinLTO. The assertion statement is in MustPreserveGV lambda function in llvm::thinLTOInternalizeModule (lib/Transforms/IPO/FunctionImport.cpp).

It seems that the assertion fails because it fails to recover the "original name" of the global value. ModuleSummaryIndex::getOriginalNameBeforePromote attempts to get the original name by stripping .llvm.{HASH}, but what I observe is that ".1" is still appended to the expected original name.

Then where this extra ".1" comes from? It is appended when the global value is materialized. IRLinker::materialize function calls IRLinker::linkGlobalValueProto function, and inside that function if DGV is nullptr or ShouldLink is true then IRLinker::copyGlobalValueProto function is called to create a global variable in the destination module that corresponds to SGV. I found that newly created global variable has the extra ".1" added to the name of the SGV.

When this happens? I don't have a complete understanding but I observed that the same global value is materialized twice during the single invocation of IRLinker::run, once with GlobalValueMaterializer and once with LocalValueMaterializer. First, the global value

Yes, the IRLinker will append an integer if it encounters a naming conflict. Normally this would happen in full LTO, but I guess is happening here since we are linking twice due to the alias.

; Materializable

; Function Attrs: nounwind uwtable

define weak_odr void @foo(%1*) unnamed_addr #7 comdat($comdat1) align 2 personality i32 (...)* @__gxx_personality_v0 {}

(I renamed the function and comdat)

is materialized with GlobalValueMaterializer, (so the IRLinker::materialize function is called with ForAlias == false), and the materialized value is

; Function Attrs: nounwind uwtable

declare void @foo(%"type1"*) unnamed_addr #2 align 2

Then, later, the same value is materialized again with LocalValueMaterializer (so ForAlias == true for IRLinker::materialize), and the materialized value is

; Function Attrs: nounwind uwtable

define internal void @foo.1(%"type 0x7efb6ee89d80"*) unnamed_addr #2 comdat($comdat1) align 2 personality i32 (...)* @__gxx_personality_v0 !dbg !12345 {

  // function definition


(here, “type 0x7efb6ee89d80” is not “type1” )

So for me it seems that we need a mechanism to retrieve the original name of the global value even when it is renamed during the materialization. I submitted the bug report as well (https://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=28760)<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__llvm.org_bugs_show-5Fbug.cgi-3Fid-3D28760-29&d=CwMFaQ&c=5VD0RTtNlTh3ycd41b3MUw&r=kOsLCgQzH7N8ptZ7diJD9g&m=XtlNH01OW0mwOi0no2wur-HO6RY5szj-dgWaIcCki-k&s=9pGLGnxeOI3J3lvx9-ayiZJUImAefSzcGGJN5xo9_Kc&e=>.

Interestingly, we are already trying to handle a similar case in that lambda (see the comment about weak values linked in as a local copy due to an alias). However, we weren't anticipating the original weak value being linked in as well, which is causing the rename.

Do you have a small reproducer? Is this with gold? I need to think about the best way to handle this case. One way of course is to conservatively return true if we can't find it in the map, but I don't love that since we may miss other cases that need to be handled.




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