[LLVMdev] How to specify the subtarget instruction set for LLVM unit in ARM-backend?

leonid leonid at lvk.cs.msu.su
Sun Apr 4 07:52:19 PDT 2010

Dear developers!

I’d like to ask you a question concerning the implementation of one 
algorithm for the generation of energy-efficient code for ARM 
processors. Unfortunately, the documentation on this subject is 
incomplete on your site, so could you please explain how to implement my 

Without going into details, I would like to say, that the implementation 
of this algorithm requires the ability to specify the subtarget 
instruction set (ARM or Thumb) for a particular instruction LLVM 
intermediate representation. If at this stage of development, your 
compiler does not support this feature, please specify the minimal unit 
(basic block, entire function or anything else) that the current version 
of the compiler is able to translate with an indication of the subtarget 
instruction set.

Also, I wonder whether an LLVM pass can be added to the ARM-backend (if 
so, please explain how).

Best regards,


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