ArgPromotion currently produces phantom / dead loads. A good example of this is store-into-inself.ll. First, ArgPromo finds the promotable argument %p in @l. Then it inserts a load of %p in the caller, and passes instead the loaded value / transforms the function body. PromoteMem2Reg is able to optimize out the entire function body, resulting in an unused argument. In a subsequent ArgPromotion pass, it removes the dead argument, resulting in a dead load in the caller. These dead loads may reduce effectiveness of other transformations (e.g. SimplifyCFG, MergedLoadStoreMotion).
This patch removes loads and geps that are made dead in the caller after removal of dead args.