[llvm-dev] Understanding AllocaInst

David Greene via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Nov 8 12:48:10 PST 2019

David Blaikie via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> The type of an alloca is a pointer to the type of the allocated object. For
> instance:
> This C++ source code:
>   int i;
>   float f;
>   f1(i, f);
> compiles to this LLVM IR:
>  %i = alloca i32, align 4
>   %f = alloca float, align 4
>   %0 = load i32, i32* %i, align 4
>   %1 = load float, float* %f, align 4
>   call void @_Z2f1if(i32 %0, float %1)
> So you can see the type of an alloca of i32 is i32* and the type of an
> alloca of float is float*.

And the type of an alloca of i32* is i32** which is where that comes
from.  So Avery is doing an alloca of an i32*, a pointer rather than an



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