[llvm-dev] EmitTargetCodeForMemSet & LTO issue

Romaric Jodin via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Aug 30 23:11:33 PDT 2020

Hi Teresa,

Thank you for the help, adding the "used" attribute worked just fine.
It made me realize that the memset function is never inlined by the LTO
optimization even without my implementation of the
"EmitTargetCodeForMemSet" method.
I supposed that the passes dealing with the memset function happen too
late, is that correct?

Thank you again,

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 5:51 PM Teresa Johnson <tejohnson at google.com> wrote:

> ThinLTO's whole program analysis is driven off of the linker symbol
> resolution (at least in the case of lld, gold, bfd). Presumably when it
> gets into the ThinLTO link, the linker does not see any uses of your
> alternate memset and it is therefore removed as dead code. Have you tried
> marking it with __attribute__((used))? Another thing that might work is to
> mark it weak.
> Teresa
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 8:26 AM Romaric Jodin via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I have 2 implementations of "memset". A standard one, and another one
>> optimized when the pointer and the size respect some specific constraints.
>> I am able to choose the proper one in the "EmitTargetCodeForMemSet"
>> method that I implemented for my backend.
>> My issue is when I am compiling with the LTO optimisation, the linker
>> tells me that the optimized memset symbol is undefined ("*ld.lld: error:
>> undefined symbol: __memset_opt*"). I've looked into theLTO archive used
>> and I found both memset functions.
>> It feels like when the compiler gets in "EmitTargetCodeForMemSet", it has
>> already forgotten about the optimized memset function that was in the
>> archive because it was not used initially.
>> Any idea why?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> JODIN Romaric
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*Romaric JODIN*
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