[LLVMdev] Get the loop trip count variable

Eli Friedman eli.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 13:51:31 PDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Zheng Wang <jason.wangz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wondering whether I can get the variable name of loop trip count in LLVM?
> For example,
> int NUM;
> NUM=atoi(argv[i]);
> for (int i=0; i<NUM; i++)
> {
>    ...
> }
> How can I get the corresponding variable name for "NUM"? Then, I can
> instrument something in the source code to record the loop trip count
> for a given input data set.
> BasicBlock* b = L->getHeader();
> returns the basicblock of the loop header, but I don't know how to
> extract "NUM" from basicblock b.

If you need to instrument the source, you'd probably be better off
doing this with clang purely at the source level; by the time LLVM
loop analyzers can tell "NUM" is the trip count, the name is likely to
be lost due to optimization.


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