def-use chains and use-def chains

Hi,
I need to find out all the places where the value of a variable is being used. For this I have to implement reaching definitions(def-use chains).
When I searched for its implementation I found Iterating over def-use & use-def chains. will this work for finding the places where a variable is reaching?

I tried to use “use_iterator”, but couldn’t make it out. Is it a must to write LLVM Pass to use op_iterator and use_iterator?
please give me any references or examples to understand more about use_iterator.

Best Regards,Srikanth Vaindam

Hi,

I need to find out all the places where the value of a variable is being used.

you didn't define what you mean by a variable. LLVM has virtual registers which
are always in SSA form, and memory (such as created by an AllocaInst). By a
"variable" do you mean an SSA register, or do you mean a chunk of memory?

Ciao, Duncan.

Hi Duncan Sands,
I frankly don’t know what a variable gets converted to (SSA register or memory chunk). What I meant is, for example

I1: int i, j=10; I2: scanf("%d", &j); I3: i = j + 1;

Here I want to know whether the value of j in I1 reaches I3 or not.

Best Regards,Srikanth Vaindam

you didn’t define what you mean by a variable. LLVM has virtual registers which
are always in SSA form, and memory (such as created by an AllocaInst). By a
“variable” do you mean an SSA register, or do you mean a chunk of memory?

Ciao, Duncan.

Hi Srikanth Vaindam,

I frankly don't know what a variable gets converted to (SSA register or memory
chunk).

this is pretty important, so you would do well to know.

  What I meant is, for example

I1: int i, j=10; I2: scanf("%d", &j); I3: i = j + 1;

Here I want to know whether the value of j in I1 reaches I3 or not.

In this case you are talking about a chunk of memory. Probably you are looking
for something like memdep (MemoryDependenceAnalysis.cpp).

Ciao, Duncan.