Is there a "standard" way to check for a lock acquire and release for
a transformation pass?
Assuming the locks aren't inline asm, so llvm-gcc can compile
__sync_lock_test_and_set builtin to llvm.atomic.swap, one could
potentially look for IntrinsicInst with the appropriate IntrinsicID.
But there's many ways to acquire a lock just using the atomic builtins
 -- not to mention how a lock implements a blocking acquire.
The lock release could use __sync_lock_release, which is converted
into a regular function call of appropriate size, or the lock could
just do a plain write of an i8 0 assuming a byte size memory location.
I did a quick search and noticed some code using
__sync_lock_test_and_set(&lock, 0) to exchange in a 0.