[llvm-dev] LLVM and Pthreads

Iulia Stirb via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Aug 4 10:35:33 PDT 2019

Hi Johannes,
Excuse me for the late answer. Regarding the question if the pthread call inserted in the LLVM IR works, I implemented a new function pass and I would like to test the insertion of pthread call all in one, when testing the entire implementation. It is easier for me to do like that.

What are the next steps after a pass implementation in llvm before commit? Is there a review process involved also? I haven't tested the implementation (the tests are not straight forward), so I would like to know if, in llvm, the validation is after or before the review? Or maybe both before and after? I am not expecting many changes after the testing.
Looking forward for your answer.Regards,Iulia
   On Monday, April 22, 2019, 5:03:15 PM GMT+3, Doerfert, Johannes <jdoerfert at anl.gov> wrote:  
 Hi Iulia,

The declaration Rob has shared was never part of mainline LLVM (afaik).
The implementation Rob provided should however still work.
Have you tried it?

There is no need to add/change anything in the machine representation.


On 04/22, Iulia Stirb via llvm-dev wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am returning to this subject after a while and I was looking for CBuilder::CreatePThreadCreateCall function below. I cannot find it anywere and I guess it has been rename or changed into a more generic one. I would want to insert a phtread call into the input source code. Which builder class to use for that instead of CBuilder class? If I insert the call into IR representation, do I need to insert the call also into machine representation?
> Kind regards,
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>    On Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5:58:03 PM GMT+3, Rob Cameron <cameron at cs.sfu.ca> wrote:  
>  Hi, Iulia.
> You can create calls to pthread routines.  For example, this is a declaration
> in one of our header files.
>   //  Create a call to:  int pthread_create(pthread_t *thread, const pthread_attr_t *attr,
>   //                    void *(*start_routine)(void*), void *arg);
>   llvm::Value * CreatePThreadCreateCall(llvm::Value * thread, llvm::Value * attr, 
>                                         llvm::Function * start_routine, llvm::Value * arg);
> Here is our implementation (mMod is the Module * containing the code we are building).
> Value * CBuilder::CreatePThreadCreateCall(Value * thread, Value * attr, Function * start_routine, Value * arg) {
>     Type * const voidPtrTy = getVoidPtrTy();
>     Function * pthreadCreateFunc = mMod->getFunction("pthread_create");
>     if (pthreadCreateFunc == nullptr) {
>         Type * pthreadTy = getSizeTy();
>         FunctionType * funVoidPtrVoidTy = FunctionType::get(getVoidTy(), {getVoidPtrTy()}, false);
>         FunctionType * fty = FunctionType::get(getInt32Ty(), {pthreadTy->getPointerTo(), voidPtrTy, funVoidPtrVoidTy->getPointerTo(), voidPtrTy}, false);
>         pthreadCreateFunc = Function::Create(fty, Function::ExternalLinkage, "pthread_create", mMod);
>         pthreadCreateFunc->setCallingConv(CallingConv::C);
>     }
>     return CreateCall(pthreadCreateFunc, {thread, attr, start_routine, CreatePointerCast(arg, voidPtrTy)});
> }
> The actual routine called is determined at link time.  In our case, 
> we rely on the ExecutionEngine to dynamically link to the pthread routines 
> available on our target platform.  This approach works well for us on both
> Linux and Mac OS.  I don't know what happens with Windows OS.
> ----- On May 6, 2017, at 4:16 AM, Iulia Stirb via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I know clang supports -pthread option (here). Does this mean I can call pthread
> > routines inside llvm code and which pthread library is used, the one for Linux
> > OS or the one for Windows?
> > Thank you.Iulia
> > 
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Johannes Doerfert

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