[llvm-dev] getelementptr

Anastasiya Ruzhanskaya via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sat Sep 2 03:53:12 PDT 2017

Ok, thank you. I have also one question about getelementptr. In different
versions of clang I see that sometimes array[i][i] is preceded by two
getelementptr instructions and sometimes only by one - with an already
complex index.

2017-09-01 12:50 GMT+02:00 David Chisnall <David.Chisnall at cl.cam.ac.uk>:

> On 1 Sep 2017, at 11:44, Anastasiya Ruzhanskaya via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> > I wonder if the getelementptr can have other successors than load, store
> in some other cases when I directly print or directly return the result.
> every time I would like to assign the result - it will have a load/store
> successor?
> > So, basically the overall question is to clarify the possible successors
> of getelementptr.
> Any instruction that may take a pointer operand might be a user of a GEP.
> For example, consider this C function:
> int x(struct S *s)
> {
>         y(&s->field);
> }
> Here, there will be a GEP to get the address of the field and then the
> user will be a call (or possibly invoke) instruction.
> David
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