[llvm-dev] Having a ModulePass to schedule other Function/ModulePasses

Joseph via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Aug 31 02:27:41 PDT 2020

I’d like to have an initialization and finalization step for a bunch of
custom out-of-tree Function/ModulePasses. I was thinking of having a single
ModulePass (call it Scheduler) that would take care of that:

// Pseudocode
struct Scheduler: ModulePass {
  runOnModule(Module module) {
    if (!is_relevant(module)) {
      // Skip non-relevant modules
      return true;

    function_pass_1 = create_function_pass_1()
    for (auto func: module.getFunctionList()) {

    function_pass_2 = create_function_pass_2()
    for (auto func: module.getFunctionList()) {

    function_pass_3 = create_function_pass_3()
    for (auto func: module.getFunctionList()) {

    Error err = run_diagnostics(module);
    if (err) {
      // Something bad happened
      return false;

As you can see, some initialization and finalization relevant to specific
passes is relevant here.
My question is: did LLVM solve this problem already (maybe using
PassDependencies? Do they work for out-of-tree passes?)? Are there any
clear drawbacks to using this approach?

Many thanks!
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