Querying IRTranslator value mapping results

Hi llvm-dev,

I have the following problem - I want to generate a target instruction which denotes LLVM type of a value and its argument should be the value’s vreg. Correct me if I’m wrong, the only stage I can do that at is IRTranslator since later we don’t have any access to LLVM values at all, but IRTranslator’s VMap is private and no other way to access such info exists.

In this review https://reviews.llvm.org/D101538 it was already discussed that overriding translate() methods is not good enough, can you suggest other ways of coping with that?

I thought about extending GISelObserver with a new event, something like 'VRegCreated(Value*,VReg), what do you think? Or perhaps some TTI hook called within translate/getOrCreateVRegs.

I’ve tried approaches with target pseudo intrinsics and extra IR passes, but still everything depends on missing the external (relatively to the IRTranslator) way to obtain the info about Value->Vreg mapping.


Gentle ping



Hi Alex,

I’ve already pointed this out in https://reviews.llvm.org/D101538, but I suggest that you look at how DBG_VALUEs are generated. You may be able to design something that fit your needs by mimicking that or just piggybacking on the debug information.

See https://llvm.org/docs/SourceLevelDebugging.html#how-variable-location-metadata-is-transformed-during-codegen for more details.