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llvm-remarkutil - Man Page

Remark utility

Synopsis

llvm-remarkutil [subcommmand] [options]

Description

Utility for displaying information from, and converting between different remark formats.

Subcommands

bitstream2yaml

USAGE: llvm-remarkutil bitstream2yaml <input file> -o <output file>

Summary

Takes a bitstream remark file as input, and reserializes that file as YAML.

yaml2bitstream

USAGE: llvm-remarkutil yaml2bitstream <input file> -o <output file>

Summary

Takes a YAML remark file as input, and reserializes that file in the bitstream format.

instruction-count

USAGE: llvm-remarkutil instruction-count <input file> --parser=<bitstream|yaml> [--use-debug-loc] -o <output file>

Summary

Outputs instruction count remarks for every function. Instruction count remarks encode the number of instructions in a function at assembly printing time.

Instruction count remarks require asm-printer remarks.

CSV format is as follows:

::

Function,InstructionCount foo,123

if --use-debug-loc is passed then the CSV will include the source path, line number and column.

::

Source,Function,InstructionCount path:line:column,foo,3

annotation-count

USAGE: llvm-remarkutil annotation-count <input file> --parser=<bitstream|yaml> --annotation-type=<type>  [--use-debug-loc] -o <output file>

Summary

Outputs a count for annotation-type <type> remark for every function. The count expresses the number of remark checks inserted at the function.

Annotation count remarks require AnnotationRemarksPass remarks.

CSV format is as follows:

::

Function,Count foo,123

if --use-debug-loc is passed then the CSV will include the source path, line number and column.

::

Source,Function,Count path:line:column,foo,3

count

..program:: llvm-remarkutil count

USAGE: llvm-remarkutil count [options] <input file>

Summary

llvm-remarkutil count counts remarks <https://llvm.org/docs/Remarks.html> based on specified properties. By default the tool counts remarks based on how many occur in a source file or function or total for the generated remark file. The tool also supports collecting count based on specific remark arguments. The specified arguments should have an integer value to be able to report a count.

The tool contains utilities to filter the remark count based on remark name, pass name, argument value and remark type. Options -------

--parser=<yaml|bitstream>

Select the type of input remark parser. Required. * yaml: The tool will parse YAML remarks. * bitstream: The tool will parse bitstream remarks.

--count-by<value>

Select option to collect remarks by.

* ``remark-name``: count how many individual remarks exist.

* ``arg``: count remarks based on specified arguments passed by --(r)args. The argument value must be a number.

--group-by=<value>

group count of remarks by property.

* ``source``: Count will be collected per source path. Remarks with no debug location will not be counted.

* ``function``: Count is collected per function.

* ``function-with-loc``: Count is collected per function per source. Remarks with no debug location will not be counted.

* ``Total``: Report a count for the provided remark file.

--args[=arguments]

If `count-by` is set to `arg` this flag can be used to collect from specified remark arguments represented as a comma separated string.

The arguments must have a numeral value to be able to count remarks by

--rargs[=arguments]

If `count-by` is set to `arg` this flag can be used to collect from specified remark arguments using regular expression.

The arguments must have a numeral value to be able to count remarks by

--pass-name[=<string>]

Filter count by pass name.

--rpass-name[=<string>]

Filter count by pass name using regular expressions.

--remark-name[=<string>]

Filter count by remark name.

--rremark-name[=<string>]

Filter count by remark name using regular expressions.

--filter-arg-by[=<string>]

Filter count by argument value.

--rfilter-arg-by[=<string>]

Filter count by argument value using regular expressions.

--remark-type=<value>

Filter remarks by type with the following options.

* ``unknown``

* ``passed``

* ``missed``

* ``analysis``

* ``analysis-fp-commute``

* ``analysis-aliasing``

* ``failure``

size-diff

USAGE: llvm-remarkutil size-diff [options] file_a file_b --parser parser

Summary

llvm-remarkutil size-diff diffs size remarks in two remark files: file_a and file_b.

llvm-remarkutil size-diff can be used to gain insight into which functions were impacted the most by code generation changes.

In most common use-cases file_a and file_b will be remarks output by compiling a fixed source with differing compilers or differing optimization settings.

llvm-remarkutil size-diff handles both YAML and bitstream remarks.

Options

--parser=<yaml|bitstream>

Select the type of input remark parser. Required. * yaml: The tool will parse YAML remarks. * bitstream: The tool will parse bitstream remarks.

--report-style=<human|json>

Output style. * human: Human-readable textual report. Default option. * json: JSON report.

--pretty

Pretty-print JSON output. Optional.

If output is not set to JSON, this does nothing.

-o=<file>

Output file for the report. Outputs to stdout by default.

Human-Readable Output

The human-readable format for llvm-remarkutil size-diff is composed of two sections:

Changed Function Section

Suppose you are comparing two remark files OLD and NEW.

For each function with a changed instruction count in OLD and NEW, llvm-remarkutil size-diff will emit a line like below:

(++|--|==) (>|<) function_name, N instrs, M stack B

A breakdown of the format is below:

(++|--|==)

Which of OLD and NEW the function_name is present in.

  • ++: Only in NEW. ("Added")
  • --: Only in OLD. ("Removed")
  • ==: In both.
(>|<)

Denotes if function_name has more instructions or fewer instructions in the second file.

  • >: More instructions in second file than first file.
  • <: Fewer instructions in second file than in first file.
function_name

The name of the changed function.

N instrs

Second file instruction count - first file instruction count.

M stack B

Second file stack byte count - first file stack byte count.

Summary Section

llvm-remarkutil size-diff will output a high-level summary after printing all changed functions.

instruction count: N (inst_pct_change%)
stack byte usage: M (sb_pct_change%)
N

Sum of all instruction count changes between the second and first file.

inst_pct_change%

Percent increase or decrease in instruction count between the second and first file.

M

Sum of all stack byte count changes between the second and first file.

sb_pct_change%

Percent increase or decrease in stack byte usage between the second and first file.

JSON Output

High-Level view

Suppose we are comparing two files, OLD and NEW.

llvm-remarkutil size-diff will output JSON as follows.

"Files": [
  "A": "path/to/OLD",
  "B": "path/to/NEW"
]

"InBoth": [
  ...
],

"OnlyInA": [
  ...
],

"OnlyInB": [
  ...
]
Files

Original paths to remark files.

  • A: Path to the first file.
  • B: Path to the second file.
InBoth

Functions present in both files.

OnlyInA

Functions only present in the first file.

OnlyInB

Functions only present in the second file.

Function JSON

The InBoth, OnlyInA, and OnlyInB sections contain size information for each function in the input remark files.

{
  "FunctionName" : "function_name"
  "InstCount": [
      INST_COUNT_A,
      INST_COUNT_B
    ],
  "StackSize": [
      STACK_BYTES_A,
      STACK_BYTES_B
    ],
}
FunctionName

Name of the function.

InstCount

Instruction counts for the function.

  • INST_COUNT_A: Instruction count in OLD.
  • INST_COUNT_B: Instruction count in NEW.
StackSize

Stack byte counts for the function.

  • STACK_BYTES_A: Stack bytes in OLD.
  • STACK_BYTES_B: Stack bytes in NEW.

Computing Diffs From Function JSON

Function JSON does not contain the diffs. Tools consuming JSON output from llvm-remarkutil size-diff are responsible for computing the diffs separately.

To compute the diffs:

  • Instruction count diff: INST_COUNT_B - INST_COUNT_A
  • Stack byte count diff: STACK_BYTES_B - STACK_BYTES_A

Exit Status

llvm-remarkutil size-diff returns 0 on success, and a non-zero value otherwise.

Author

Maintained by the LLVM Team (https://llvm.org/).

Info

2024-04-12 18 LLVM