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[Verifier] Constrain where DILocations may be nested

Authored by vsk on May 1 2020, 9:43 AM.



Constrain which metadata nodes are allowed to be, or contain,
DILocations. This ensures that logic for updating DILocations in a
Module is complete.

Currently, !llvm.loop metadata is the only odd duck which contains
nested DILocations. This has caused problems in the past: some passes
forgot to visit the nested locations, leading to subtly broken debug
info and late verification failures.

If there's a compelling reason for some future metadata to nest
DILocations, we'll need to introduce a generic API for updating the
locations attached to an Instruction before relaxing this check.

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aprantl accepted this revision.May 4 2020, 10:05 AM

This is very useful! Thanks!


I didn't know you could just throw in any random identifier there!

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.May 4 2020, 10:05 AM
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