# [llvm-dev] [Clang] memory allocation

Mohammad Norouzi via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Nov 20 05:44:20 PST 2019

```Hi,

Here is an example code:

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <memory.h>
#include <alloca.h>

/* Checking information */

static int solutions[] = {
1,
0,
0,
2,
10, /* 5 */
4,
40,
92,
352,
724, /* 10 */
2680,
14200,
73712,
365596,
};
#define MAX_SOLUTIONS sizeof(solutions)/sizeof(int)

int total_count;
int sharedVar = 0;

int ok(int n, char *a)
{
int i, j;
char p, q;
printf("jjjjjjjjj: %d, %p\n", n,&j);
for (i = 0; i < n; i++) {
p = a[i];

for (j = i + 1; j < n; j++) {
q = a[j];
if (q == p || q == p - (j - i) || q == p + (j - i))
return 0;
}
}
return 1;
}

void nqueens (int n, int j, char *a, int *solutions)
{
int i,res;
sharedVar = sharedVar * j - n;
if (n == j) {
/* good solution, count it */
*solutions = 1;
return;
}
printf("solutions: %d, %p\n", j, &solutions);
*solutions = 0;

/* try each possible position for queen <j> */
for (i = 0; i < n; i++) {
a[j] = (char) i;
if (ok(j + 1, a)) {
nqueens(n, j + 1, a,&res);
*solutions += res;
}
}
}

int main()
{
int size = 3;
char *a;
// printf("total_count: %p\n", &total_count);
total_count=0;
a = (char *)alloca(size * sizeof(char));
printf("Computing N-Queens algorithm (n=%d) ", size);
sharedVar = -5;
nqueens(size, 0, a, &total_count);
printf("completed!\n");
printf("sharedVar: %d\n", sharedVar);
}

When I compile the program with clang -O0 variable j in function ok has the
same memory address as th variable solutions in function nqueens.

However, compiling it with gcc, they have different memory addresses.

Any help is appreciated!

Best Regards,