[llvm-dev] LLVM C API OrcJIT

Lang Hames via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Feb 26 14:24:33 PST 2019

Hi Ladybug,

Is this on Linux? With LLVM top-of-tree, or a release branch? Are you able
to get a backtrace of the crash?

There are a couple of issues that I can see by inspection:

(1) You will want to remove the call to LLVMOrcGetSymbolAddress from your
sym_resolver function: In the ORC C API resolvers are only used to resolve
external symbols (i.e. ones not defined in the JIT'd code). So in your
case, given that you *only* searched the JIT, I think you can define this
function to just return zero, meaning JIT'd code can't call external

(2) You should remove the call to LLVMDisposeModule at the end of main.
LLVMOrcAddLazilyCompiledIR takes ownership of the module (my bad: this
should be documented in the comments.) and will manage its lifetime for you.

(3) You should not need to mangle the symbol you pass
to LLVMOrcGetMangledSymbol. That function will mangle it for you.

None of these explain your crash in LLVMOrcAddLazilyCompiledIR though, so I
will need enough information to reproduce the crash before I can explain

A heads up too: the current C API is not well maintained (as you've
discovered). The reason is that the underlying C++ APIs have undergone a
big redesign to support concurrent compilation, but the C API has not
caught up yet. We definitely want to update the C API, but I don't have a
timeline for it yet. Patches very welcome if you are interested in getting


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 11:42 AM Ladybug . via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Hello, I've been trying to use LLVM's Orc JIT from C API for a few days
> and i can't get it to work, I'm kind of annoyed for the lack of
> documentation examples for the C API.
> Here's my code: https://hasteb.in/ohexiweb.cpp
> I compile it using
> clang `llvm-config --cflags --ldflags --libs all` main.c -o main -g
> -rdynamic
> And it ends up segfaulting at the line where it calls
> LLVMOrcAddLazilyCompiledIR
> I can do a similar example with MCJIT just fine but i need to use lazy
> compiling here.
> Could anyone point out the mistakes in my code or give me a full example
> of properly using Orc JIT from the C API, Thanks.
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