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Index: llvm/trunk/docs/CommandGuide/llvm-mca.rst
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Note that multiple anonymous regions cannot overlap. Also, overlapping regions
cannot have the same name.
-Inline assembly directives may be used from source code to annotate the
-assembly text:
+There is no support for marking regions from high-level source code, like C or
+C++. As a workaround, inline assembly directives may be used:
.. code-block:: c++
@@ -254,6 +254,15 @@
return a;
+However, this interferes with optimizations like loop vectorization and may have
+an impact on the code generated. This is because the ``__asm`` statements are
+seen as real code having important side effects, which limits how the code
+around them can be transformed. If users want to make use of inline assembly
+to emit markers, then the recommendation is to always verify that the output
+assembly is equivalent to the assembly generated in the absence of markers.
+The `Clang options to emit optimization reports <>`_
+can also help in detecting missed optimizations.

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