What is LLVM optimization?

LLVM features powerful intermodular optimizations which can be used at link time. Link Time Optimization (LTO) is another name for intermodular optimization when performed during the link stage. This document describes the interface and design between the LTO optimizer and the linker.

How LLVM optimize a function?

How LLVM Optimizes a Function

  1. A frontend that converts source code into an intermediate representation (IR).
  2. A target-independent optimization pipeline: a sequence of passes that successively rewrite the IR to eliminate inefficiencies and forms that cannot be readily translated into machine code.

Does LTO improve performance?

C++/D cross-language optimization. A short article about Link Time Optimization (LTO) with LDC, with a simple example demonstrating how it can increase the performance of programs. Because LTO works at the LLVM IR level, it enables optimization across the C++/D language barrier!

What is LLVM technology?

LLVM is an acronym that stands for low level virtual machine. It also refers to a compiling technology called the LLVM project, which is a collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies.

Is LLVM open source?

Latest LLVM Release! 25 March 2022: LLVM 14.0. 0 is now available for download! LLVM is publicly available under an open source License.

What is LLC in LLVM?

DESCRIPTION. The llc command compiles LLVM source inputs into assembly language for a specified architecture. The assembly language output can then be passed through a native assembler and linker to generate a native executable.

How do I write my pass in LLVM?

Start out with:

  1. #include “llvm/Pass.h” #include “llvm/IR/Function.h” #include “llvm/Support/raw_ostream.h”
  2. using namespace llvm;
  3. namespace {
  4. struct Hello : public FunctionPass {
  5. static char ID; Hello() : FunctionPass(ID) {}
  6. bool runOnFunction(Function &F) override { errs() << “Hello: “; errs().
  7. char Hello::ID = 0;

What does link time optimization do?

Link Time Optimization is a form of interprocedural optimization that is performed at the time of linking application code. Without LTO, Arm® Compiler for Linux compiles and optimizes each source file independently of one another, then links them to form the executable.

What is LLVM canonicalization and how does it work?

This is a canonicalization rather than an optimization. When there are multiple ways of expressing a computation, LLVM attempts to canonicalize to a (often arbitrarily chosen) form, which is then what LLVM passes and backends can expect to see.

How does the global variable optimizer work?

Unlike other optimizations we’ve looked at, the global variable optimizer is interprocedural, it looks at an entire LLVM module. A module is more or less equivalent to a compilation unit in C or C++. In contrast, intraprocedural optimizations look at only one function at a time. The next pass is the “ instruction combiner “: InstCombine.

Is there such a thing as an IR-level optimization pass?

Also, some IR-level functionality such as constant folding is so ubiquitously useful that it might not make sense as a pass; LLVM, for example, implicitly folds away constant operations as instructions are created. In this post we’ll look at how some of LLVM’s optimization passes work.

Is it possible to run any IR pass in LLVM?

In some compilers the IR format remains fixed throughout the optimization pipeline, in others the format or semantics change. In LLVM the format and semantics are fixed, and consequently it should be possible to run any sequences of passes you want without introducing miscompilations or crashing the compiler.