DICompileUnit duplication in LLVM 4.0.0?


I’m seeing duplication of DICompileUnits in a pass that worked in 3.8. I assume I’m doing something wrong. Would someone be willing to point me in the right direction?

The below minimized pass reproduces my issue in 4.0 with the following error:

DICompileUnit not listed in llvm.dbg.cu
!1707 = distinct !DICompileUnit(language: DW_LANG_C_plus_plus, file: !1, producer: “clang version 4.0.0 (tags/RELEASE_400/final)”, isOptimized: true, runtimeVersion: 0, emissionKind: FullDebug, enums: !2, imports: !1708)
dsc-opt: /home/moconnor/Source/carte.git/llvm-carte/llvm-4.0.0/llvm/lib/IR/Verifier.cpp:4500: virtual bool {anonymous}::VerifierLegacyPass::doFinalization(llvm::Module&): Assertion `!V->hasBrokenDebugInfo() && “Module contains invalid debug info”’ failed.

Pass implementation:

#define DEBUG_TYPE “dupl”
#include “llvm/Pass.h”
#include “llvm/Support/Debug.h”
#include “llvm/Support/raw_ostream.h”
#include “llvm/Transforms/Utils/Cloning.h”
using namespace llvm;

struct FunctionDuplication;

namespace llvm {
void initializeFunctionDuplicationPass(PassRegistry &);

struct FunctionDuplication : public ModulePass {
static char ID;
FunctionDuplication() : ModulePass(ID) {}

virtual StringRef getPassName() const override {
return “Duplicate every function”;

virtual void getAnalysisUsage(AnalysisUsage &) const override;

virtual bool runOnModule(Module &) override;

Function *duplicate(Module &, Function &Old, FunctionType *NewTy) const;

void FunctionDuplication::getAnalysisUsage(AnalysisUsage &AU) const {

Function *FunctionDuplication::duplicate(Module &M, Function &Old,
FunctionType *NewTy) const {
Function *New = Function::Create(NewTy, Old.getLinkage(), “”, &M);

// Map old arguments to the new arguments.
ValueToValueMapTy VMap;
for (auto OldFI = Old.arg_begin(), OldFE = Old.arg_end(),
NewFI = New->arg_begin();
OldFI != OldFE; ++OldFI, ++NewFI) {
Argument &OldA = *OldFI;
Argument &NewA = *NewFI;
VMap[&OldA] = &NewA;

SmallVector<ReturnInst *, 16> Returns;
CloneAndPruneFunctionInto(New, &Old, VMap, true, Returns);

return New;

bool FunctionDuplication::runOnModule(Module &M) {
DataLayout const &DL = M.getDataLayout();
bool Modified = false;

std::vector<Function *> Functions;
for (auto &Fn : M.functions()) {

for (auto *F : Functions) {
if (F->size() > 0) {
dbgs() << "duplicating " << F->getName() << “\n”;

duplicate(M, *F, F->getFunctionType());
Modified = true;

return Modified;

char FunctionDuplication::ID = 0;
INITIALIZE_PASS(FunctionDuplication, “dupl”, “Duplicate every function”, false,
ModulePass *createFunctionDuplicationPass(void) {
return new FunctionDuplication();

There have in the past been bugs in the cloner involving duplicate DICompileUnits (see e.g. https://reviews.llvm.org/D29240), this one may need a similar fix.


Thank you. What I need to do to address this? Open an issue on bugs.llvm.org? I’m not sure what the fix needs to be in the cloner.

  • Adrian to take a look

I’ll certainly take a look (but note that I’m at WWDC this week and may not get to this until Monday-ish).

– adrian

I see that you are using the clang 4.0 release branch. Does this also reproduce with the current LLVM trunk? We had a lot of churn in the debug info handling in the function cloner in the last couple of weeks.

– adrian

I will have to get back to you on that. The APIs have changed enough in LLVM trunk that it will take me a bit to do the upgrade.

I am still seeing the same error with trunk.