Re: [llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] How Pragma Unroll works in clang and llvm
On 8/10/2017 10:48 AM, Nisal Menuka via cfe-dev wrote:
> I am trying to understand how Pragma Unroll is implemented in clang and llvm.
> According to my understanding, this pragma is processed and new token
> is generated in clang/lib/Parse/ParsePragma.cpp
> PragmaUnrollHintHandler::HandlePragma function.
> Then the token is processed in *handleLoopHintAttr in
> clang/lib/Sema/SemaStmtAttr.cpp file.
> But its not clear to me how this information is parsed to LLVM and processed.
clang annotates the IR for the loop with metadata, then the loop unroll
pass uses that metadata to unroll the loop as requested. See
http://llvm.org/docs/LangRef.html#llvm-loop-unroll for a description of
the metadata. If you want to read the related code, grep for
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