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bugpoint - automatic test case reduction tool
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bugpoint [options] [input LLVM ll/bc files] [LLVM passes] --args
bugpoint narrows down the source of problems in LLVM tools and passes. It
can be used to debug three types of failures: optimizer crashes, miscompilations
by optimizers, or bad native code generation (including problems in the static
and JIT compilers). It aims to reduce large test cases to small, useful ones.
For more information on the design and inner workings of bugpoint, as well as
advice for using bugpoint, see llvm/docs/Bugpoint.html in the LLVM
Load the dynamic shared object library into the test program whenever it is
run. This is useful if you are debugging programs which depend on non-LLVM
libraries (such as the X or curses libraries) to run.
Append the test programs exit code to the output file so that a change in exit
code is considered a test failure. Defaults to false.
--args program args
Pass all arguments specified after --args to the test program whenever it runs.
Note that if any of the program args start with a "-", you should use:
bugpoint [bugpoint args] --args -- [program args]
The "--" right after the --args option tells bugpoint to consider
any options starting with "-" to be part of the --args option, not as
options to bugpoint itself.
--tool-args tool args
Pass all arguments specified after --tool-args to the LLVM tool under test
(llc, lli, etc.) whenever it runs. You should use this option in the
bugpoint [bugpoint args] --tool-args -- [tool args]
The "--" right after the --tool-args option tells bugpoint to
consider any options starting with "-" to be part of the --tool-args
option, not as options to bugpoint itself. (See --args, above.)
--safe-tool-args tool args
Pass all arguments specified after --safe-tool-args to the "safe" execution
--gcc-tool-args gcc tool args
Pass all arguments specified after --gcc-tool-args to the invocation of
--opt-args opt args
Pass all arguments specified after --opt-args to the invocation of opt.
Do not run the specified passes to clean up and reduce the size of the test
program. By default, bugpoint uses these passes internally when attempting to
reduce test programs. If youre trying to find a bug in one of these passes,
bugpoint may crash.
Use valgrind to find faults in the optimization phase. This will allow
bugpoint to find otherwise asymptomatic problems caused by memory
Continually randomize the specified passes and run them on the test program
until a bug is found or the user kills bugpoint.
Print a summary of command line options.
Open filename and redirect the standard input of the test program, whenever
it runs, to come from that file.
Load the dynamic object plugin into bugpoint itself. This object should
register new optimization passes. Once loaded, the object will add new command
line options to enable various optimizations. To see the new complete list of
optimizations, use the -help and --load options together; for example:
bugpoint --load myNewPass.so -help
Specifies an upper limit on memory usage of the optimization and codegen. Set
to zero to disable the limit.
Whenever the test program produces output on its standard output stream, it
should match the contents of filename (the "reference output"). If you
do not use this option, bugpoint will attempt to generate a reference output
by compiling the program with the "safe" backend and running it.
Whenever the test program is compiled, bugpoint should generate code for it
using the specified code generator. These options allow you to choose the
interpreter, the JIT compiler, the static native code compiler, or a
custom command (see --exec-command) respectively.
When debugging a code generator, bugpoint should use the specified code
generator as the "safe" code generator. This is a known-good code generator
used to generate the "reference output" if it has not been provided, and to
compile portions of the program that as they are excluded from the testcase.
These options allow you to choose the
static native code compiler, or a custom command, (see --exec-command)
respectively. The interpreter and the JIT backends cannot currently
be used as the "safe" backends.
This option defines the command to use with the --run-custom and
--safe-custom options to execute the bitcode testcase. This can
be useful for cross-compilation.
This option defines the command to use with the --compile-custom
option to compile the bitcode testcase. This can be useful for
testing compiler output without running any link or execute stages. To
generate a reduced unit test, you may add CHECK directives to the
testcase and pass the name of an executable compile-command script in this form:
not FileCheck [bugpoint input file].ll < bugpoint-test-program.s
This script will "fail" as long as FileCheck passes. So the result
will be the minimum bitcode that passes FileCheck.
This option defines the path to the command to execute with the
If bugpoint succeeds in finding a problem, it will exit with 0. Otherwise,
if an error occurs, it will exit with a non-zero value.
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