[TSan] Add option for emitting compound read-write instrumentation

Authored by melver on Jul 16 2020, 11:53 PM.


[TSan] Add option for emitting compound read-write instrumentation

This adds option -tsan-compound-read-before-write to emit different
instrumentation for the write if the read before that write is omitted
from instrumentation. The default TSan runtime currently does not
support the different instrumentation, and the option is disabled by

Alternative runtimes, such as the Kernel Concurrency Sanitizer (KCSAN)
can make use of the feature. Indeed, the initial motivation is for use
in KCSAN as it was determined that due to the Linux kernel having a
large number of unaddressed data races, it makes sense to improve
performance and reporting by distinguishing compounded operations. E.g.
the compounded instrumentation is typically emitted for compound
operations such as ++, +=, |=, etc. By emitting different reports, such
data races can easily be noticed, and also automatically bucketed
differently by CI systems.

Reviewed By: dvyukov, glider

Tags: #llvm

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D83867