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LLVM |release| Release Notes
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These are in-progress notes for the upcoming LLVM |version| release.
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This document contains the release notes for the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure,
release |release|. Here we describe the status of LLVM, including major improvements
from the previous release, improvements in various subprojects of LLVM, and
some of the current users of the code. All LLVM releases may be downloaded
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Non-comprehensive list of changes in this release
For small 1-3 sentence descriptions, just add an entry at the end of
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functionality, or simply have a lot to talk about), see the `NOTE` below
for adding a new subsection.
* ...
Update on required toolchains to build LLVM
Changes to the LLVM IR
* The `llvm.stacksave` and `llvm.stackrestore` intrinsics now use
an overloaded pointer type to support non-0 address spaces.
* The constant expression variants of the following instructions have been
* ``and``
* ``or``
* Added `llvm.exp10` intrinsic.
Changes to LLVM infrastructure
Changes to building LLVM
Changes to TableGen
Changes to Interprocedural Optimizations
Changes to the AArch64 Backend
Changes to the AMDGPU Backend
* `llvm.sqrt.f32` is now lowered correctly. Use `llvm.amdgcn.sqrt.f32`
for raw instruction access.
* Implemented `llvm.stacksave` and `llvm.stackrestore` intrinsics.
* Implemented :ref:`llvm.get.rounding <int_get_rounding>`
Changes to the ARM Backend
Changes to the AVR Backend
Changes to the DirectX Backend
Changes to the Hexagon Backend
Changes to the LoongArch Backend
Changes to the MIPS Backend
Changes to the PowerPC Backend
Changes to the RISC-V Backend
* Zihintntl extension version was upgraded to 1.0 and is no longer experimental.
Changes to the WebAssembly Backend
Changes to the Windows Target
* The LLVM filesystem class ``UniqueID`` and function ``equivalent()``
no longer determine that distinct different path names for the same
hard linked file actually are equal. This is an intentional tradeoff in a
bug fix, where the bug used to cause distinct files to be considered
equivalent on some file systems. This change fixed the issues and
Changes to the X86 Backend
Changes to the OCaml bindings
Changes to the Python bindings
* The python bindings have been removed.
Changes to the C API
* Added ``LLVMGetTailCallKind`` and ``LLVMSetTailCallKind`` to
allow getting and setting ``tail``, ``musttail``, and ``notail``
attributes on call instructions.
* The following functions for creating constant expressions have been removed,
because the underlying constant expressions are no longer supported. Instead,
an instruction should be created using the ``LLVMBuildXYZ`` APIs, which will
constant fold the operands if possible and create an instruction otherwise:
* ``LLVMConstAnd``
* ``LLVMConstOr``
Changes to the CodeGen infrastructure
* ``PrologEpilogInserter`` no longer supports register scavenging
during forwards frame index elimination. Targets should use
backwards frame index elimination instead.
* ``RegScavenger`` no longer supports forwards register
scavenging. Clients should use backwards register scavenging
instead, which is preferred because it does not depend on accurate
kill flags.
Changes to the Metadata Info
Changes to the Debug Info
Changes to the LLVM tools
* llvm-symbolizer now treats invalid input as an address for which source
information is not found.
* llvm-readelf now supports ``--extra-sym-info`` (``-X``) to display extra
information (section name) when showing symbols.
* ``llvm-nm`` now supports the ``--line-numbers`` (``-l``) option to use
debugging information to print symbols' filenames and line numbers.
Changes to LLDB
* Methods in SBHostOS related to threads have had their implementations
removed. These methods will return a value indicating failure.
Changes to Sanitizers
* HWASan now defaults to detecting use-after-scope bugs.
Other Changes
* The ``Flags`` field of ``llvm::opt::Option`` has been split into ``Flags``
and ``Visibility`` to simplify option sharing between various drivers (such
as ``clang``, ``clang-cl``, or ``flang``) that rely on Clang's
Overloads of ``llvm::opt::OptTable`` that use ``FlagsToInclude`` have been
deprecated. There is a script and instructions on how to resolve conflicts -
see and for
* On Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD, setting the environment variable
``LLVM_ENABLE_SYMBOLIZER_MARKUP`` causes tools to print stacktraces using
:doc:`Symbolizer Markup <SymbolizerMarkupFormat>`.
This works even if the tools have no embedded symbol information (i.e. are
fully stripped); :doc:`llvm-symbolizer <CommandGuide/llvm-symbolizer>` can
symbolize the markup afterwards using ``debuginfod``.
External Open Source Projects Using LLVM 15
* A project...
Additional Information
A wide variety of additional information is available on the `LLVM web page
<>`_, in particular in the `documentation
<>`_ section. The web page also contains versions of the
API documentation which is up-to-date with the Git version of the source
code. You can access versions of these documents specific to this release by
going into the ``llvm/docs/`` directory in the LLVM tree.
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