Using isConfused() method for LLVM Dependence Analysis


I am trying to find out instances of confused dependencies in my program. According to LLVM’s doxygen page, ‘confused dependencies’ are detected by function isConfused() - Returns true if this dependence is confused (the compiler understands nothing and makes worst-case assumptions) (

For the following code snippet:

for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
a = 1;
for (int j = 0; j < 9; j++)
b = 2;
for (int k = 0; k < 8; k++)
c = 3;
We are constructing dependencies between the corresponding IR of the above code and checking whether it is confused or not:

store i32 1, i32* @a, align 4
store i32 2, i32* @b, align 4
Confused Dependence or Not: 1

Since the variables ‘a’ and ‘b’ are in different memory locations, why is LLVM’s isConfused method gives us True?