[llvm-dev] Shipping LLVM.dll for the C API with the Windows installer.
Alexander Benikowski via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Apr 6 05:30:28 PDT 2017
The following is an older commandline i used. Have a more recent one at
home. But basically you can write it as batch and trigger it within a
target during the build(never got targets into correct order, i am a cmake
So for reference, i'll post this one and look for the recent one at home(if
that didn't go down with my recent hdd crash):
cmd /Q /V:ON /c "for /F "tokens=4" %l in ('dir llvm*.lib') do (for /F
"tokens=2" %e in ('dumpbin /linkermember:1 %l ^| findstr "_LLVM"') do (set
symbolname=%e & echo !symbolname:~1!))"
What it does:
For all *.lib files ina specific dir starting with LLVM call dumpbin.exe
(tool from Visualstudio) and write all symbols with LLVM_ into a specific
2017-04-05 20:40 GMT+02:00 Jakob Bornecrantz via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>:
> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM, John Brawn <John.Brawn at arm.com> wrote:
> > We already half-have this, the LLVM_BUILD_LLVM_C_DYLIB cmake option
> > a shared object which exports the llvm-c interface but it only works on
> > Darwin.
> > tools/llvm-shlib/CMakeLists.txt is where how this is done is defined,
> and it
> > looks like it does it by:
> > * build LLVM.so
> > * use nm+awk+sed to pick out the symbols starting with LLVM
> > * build LLVM-C.so using a -reexport_library linker option
> > I'm thinking that maybe we could make this not-darwin-specific by making
> > use of utils/extract_symbols.py:
> > * edit extract_symbols.py to add a --only_unmangled option (or maybe
> > --only_prefix=LLVM or something like that)
> > * on non-darwin use that instead of the existing command to get the
> > symbols to export (or: make extract_symbols.py work on Darwin)
> > * instead of building LLVM-C.so from LLVM.so using this
> > option, instead build LLVM-C.so from the same libraries that LLVM.so
> > is built from
> > (where I use .so above, it also applies to .dll)
> > John
> Thanks for the info John!
> I tried to enable LLVM_BUILD_LLVM_C_DYLIB on my linux machine
> to play around a little bit. I disabled the APPLE check to get past that.
> The config failed if I had BUILD_SHARED_LIBS also set to true.
> If I tried that without the flag it complained about missing:
> Which is a bit weird since it builds a lib/libLLVM-5.0svn.so.
> I have to admit I'm a tiny bit in over my head here with the cmake scripts
> Cheers, Jakob.
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: llvm-dev [mailto:llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org] On Behalf Of
> >> Jakob Bornecrantz via llvm-dev
> >> Sent: 05 April 2017 12:51
> >> To: llvm-dev
> >> Subject: Re: [llvm-dev] Shipping LLVM.dll for the C API with the Windows
> >> installer.
> >> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 4:46 PM, Jakob Bornecrantz
> >> <wallbraker at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hello list!
> >> >
> >> > So I'm wondering if there is a will to ship a DLL with the C API
> >> > exported? LLVM currently ships with LTO.dll which has some C api
> >> > functions exported, made from the export file tools/lto/lto.exports,
> >> > so it would not be the first DLL LLVM shipped.
> >> >
> >> > Currently I (and the users of my project) are building it ourselves
> >> > using this script derived from the LLVMSharp script. Which adds
> >> > a extra long step for all users of ours and other projects like
> >> > LLVMSharp in order to use them.
> >> >
> >> > The resulting LLVM.dll exports 809 functions and weighs in at around
> >> > 18mb, so it would make the installer larger. There is also the cost of
> >> > maintaining a lists of export for the DLL, but hopefully we can use
> >> > the llvm-echo to test it on the windows nodes so any failure to add
> >> > new exports gets detected early.
> >> >
> >> > Now for the bike-shed questions, do we call it LLVM-c.dll or just
> >> > LLVM.dll? Annotate all functions with a LLVM_EXPORT define or use a
> >> > llvm-c.exports file?
> >> >
> >> > Thoughts and feedback welcome.
> >> >
> >> > Cheers, Jakob.
> >> >
> >> >  http://volt-lang.org
> >> >  https://github.com/VoltLang/GenLLVMDLLPy/blob/master/
> >> > 
> >> https://github.com/Microsoft/LLVMSharp/blob/master/tools/GenLLVMDLL.ps1
> >> Ping? Any thoughts?
> >> What would be the best way to proceed? My cmake-fu is very weak so any
> >> pointers here from those knowledgeable and stakeholders in the code
> >> would be greatly appreciated.
> >> Cheers, Jakob.
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