LLVMdev Digest, Vol 76, Issue 45

Consider an operating system. I write some code that does the following:

a) Load registers into some LLVM IR registers (using inline asm)
b) Modify the registers slightly
c) Use volatile stores to save the registers into a stack-allocated area
d) Context switch
e) Use volatile loads to reload the registers from the stack-allocated area

the register save/restore code should be in the assembly written context-switch
part, not in high level C part.

think analogously about setjmp/longjmp, no one would ever factor the register
save/restore out of the rest of the setjmp/longjmp logic.

Peter Lawrence.