[iovisor-dev] [v2][PATCH RFC] Add BPF AsmParser support in LLVM

Jiong Wang jiong.wang at netronome.com
Tue Sep 12 11:10:09 UTC 2017

>>     - Adjusted constant load tests.
>>     - Interleaved the expected results with input insns.
>>   * Changed the disassembly output "ll" to "LL" in BPFInstPrinter.cpp.
>>     This is because I noticed MC parser only accept "LL" as long long
>> suffix.
> Sorry for the confusion caused by "ll". I tested your patch and found that
> both r = 5 and r = 5LL generated ld_imm64 insn. This is not what compiler
> will do. Further debugging I found that this is due to my change to remove
> "ll" from asmstring in the insn definition (.td file). Since the assembler is
> patten matching based on asmstring. "r = 5" matched to ld_imm64 as well.
> I just fixed the issue and restored " ll" suffix for ld_imm64 asmstring.
> You can then restore your previous change to add "ll" as a valid identifier
> in the middle of asm statement.

Hmm, I actually feel there is no need to offer an separate syntax for 64bit imm
encoding, it might be better to offer a unified single syntax "r = signed_imm"
to the user and the encoder (BPFMCCodeEmitter::encodeInstruction) guarantee to
choose optimal encoding.

Encoder could choose BPF_ALU64 | BPF_MOV | BPF_K for both "r1 = -1" and
"r1 = -1ll" while only resorting to BPF_LD | BPF_DW | BPF_IMM when the imm really
doesn't fit into 32bit (!isInt<32>(imm_opnd)), for example, "r1 = 0x1ffffffffll".

Anyway, patch updated, changes are:

   - added "ll" back.
   - updated the test cases for BPF_MOV | BPF_K in ALU64 class and
     BPF_IMM | BPF_DW in LD class.
   - Dropped the change from "ll" to "LL". If we decided to move to "LL" which is
     in consistent with LLVM generic parser then could clean this up as a
     separate patch.

Please review, thanks.


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