Understand the meaning of preds = %0

Hi all,
I have seen in multiple cases that, usually at the beginning of the function. if a BranchInst is encountered the next block might have %0 indicated as predecessor. I think it is a way to say “no predecessors found”. Am I correct?

Few examples just for clarifying what I mean:

define noalias %struct.png_struct_def* @png_create_read_struct_2(i8* %user_png_ver, i8* %error_ptr, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %error_fn, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %warn_fn, i8* %mem_ptr, i8* (%struct.png_struct_def*, i64)* %malloc_fn, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %free_fn) #5 {
%1 = tail call noalias %struct.png_struct_def* @png_create_png_struct(i8* %user_png_ver, i8* %error_ptr, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %error_fn, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %warn_fn, i8* %mem_ptr, i8* (%struct.png_struct_def*, i64)* %malloc_fn, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %free_fn) #15
%2 = icmp eq %struct.png_struct_def* %1, null
br i1 %2, label %9, label %3

; :3: ; preds = %0
%4 = getelementptr inbounds %struct.png_struct_def, %struct.png_struct_def* %1, i64 0, i32 15

}

define noalias %struct.png_struct_def* @png_create_read_struct(i8* %user_png_ver, i8* %error_ptr, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %error_fn, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %warn_fn) #5 {
%1 = tail call noalias %struct.png_struct_def* @png_create_png_struct(i8* %user_png_ver, i8* %error_ptr, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %error_fn, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* %warn_fn, i8* null, i8* (%struct.png_struct_def*, i64)* null, void (%struct.png_struct_def*, i8*)* null) #15
%2 = icmp eq %struct.png_struct_def* %1, null
br i1 %2, label %png_create_read_struct_2.exit, label %3

; :3: ; preds = %0
%4 = getelementptr inbounds %struct.png_struct_def, %struct.png_struct_def* %1, i64 0, i32 15

}

Thanks

I think %0, in that context, means entry block
So I guess it’s incorrect to say the BB, '3’, has no predecessor

Bekket

Hi Bekket,
yes I think you are right :slight_smile:

Thanks again
Alberto