[LLVMdev] Overlapping Allocas

Eli Friedman eli.friedman at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 14:27:19 PST 2011

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM, John Criswell <criswell at illinois.edu> wrote:
> On 12/2/11 3:24 PM, Eli Friedman wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM, John Criswell<criswell at illinois.edu>
>>  wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> Is there an optimization in the x86 back-end that could cause two
>>> alloca's to use overlapping memory?
>> It's theoretically possible, but IIRC there isn't any such
>> optimization implemented at the moment.
> Could the tail call optimization cause something like this?  If there's an
> alloca in a function and the function is called recursively, could tail call
> optimization cause all dynamic instances of the alloca to be allocated in
> the same place on the stack?

Yes, that's possible (although I would expect it to be rare).


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