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llvm: Add support for "-fno-delete-null-pointer-checks"

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llvm: Add support for "-fno-delete-null-pointer-checks"

Summary:
Support for this option is needed for building Linux kernel.
This is a very frequently requested feature by kernel developers.

More details : https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/4/4/601

GCC option description for -fdelete-null-pointer-checks:
This Assume that programs cannot safely dereference null pointers,
and that no code or data element resides at address zero.

-fno-delete-null-pointer-checks is the inverse of this implying that
null pointer dereferencing is not undefined.

This feature is implemented in LLVM IR in this CL as the function attribute
"null-pointer-is-valid"="true" in IR (Under review at D47894).
The CL updates several passes that assumed null pointer dereferencing is
undefined to not optimize when the "null-pointer-is-valid"="true"
attribute is present.

Reviewers: t.p.northover, efriedma, jyknight, chandlerc, rnk, srhines, void, george.burgess.iv

Reviewed By: efriedma, george.burgess.iv

Subscribers: eraman, haicheng, george.burgess.iv, drinkcat, theraven, reames, sanjoy, xbolva00, llvm-commits

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D47895

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Committed
manojguptaJul 9 2018, 3:27 PM
Reviewer
efriedma
Differential Revision
D47895: llvm: Add support for "-fno-delete-null-pointer-checks"
Parents
rL336612: Use StringRef instead of `const char *`.
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