# Generic Opcodes¶

Note

This documentation does not yet fully account for vectors. Many of the scalar/integer/floating-point operations can also take vectors.

## Constants¶

### G_BLOCK_ADDR¶

The address of a basic block.

```
%0:_(p0) = G_BLOCK_ADDR blockaddress(@test_blockaddress, %ir-block.block)
```

## Integer Extension and Truncation¶

### G_ANYEXT¶

Extend the underlying scalar type of an operation, leaving the high bits unspecified.

```
%1:_(s32) = G_ANYEXT %0:_(s16)
```

### G_SEXT¶

Sign extend the underlying scalar type of an operation, copying the sign bit into the newly-created space.

```
%1:_(s32) = G_SEXT %0:_(s16)
```

### G_SEXT_INREG¶

Sign extend the value from an arbitrary bit position, copying the sign bit into all bits above it. This is equivalent to a shl + ashr pair with an appropriate shift amount. $sz is an immediate (MachineOperand::isImm() returns true) to allow targets to have some bitwidths legal and others lowered. This opcode is particularly useful if the target has sign-extension instructions that are cheaper than the constituent shifts as the optimizer is able to make decisions on whether it’s better to hang on to the G_SEXT_INREG or to lower it and optimize the individual shifts.

```
%1:_(s32) = G_SEXT_INREG %0:_(s32), 16
```

## Type Conversions¶

### G_BITCAST¶

Reinterpret a value as a new type. This is usually done without changing any bits but this is not always the case due a sublety in the definition of the LLVM-IR Bitcast Instruction. It is allowed to bitcast between pointers with the same size, but different address spaces.

```
%1:_(s64) = G_BITCAST %0:_(<2 x s32>)
```

### G_ADDRSPACE_CAST¶

Convert a pointer to an address space to a pointer to another address space.

```
%1:_(p1) = G_ADDRSPACE_CAST %0:_(p0)
```

Caution

‘addrspacecast .. to’ Instruction doesn’t mention what happens if the cast is simply invalid (i.e. if the address spaces are disjoint).

## Scalar Operations¶

### G_EXTRACT¶

Extract a register of the specified size, starting from the block given by index. This will almost certainly be mapped to sub-register COPYs after register banks have been selected.

### G_MERGE_VALUES¶

Concatenate multiple registers of the same size into a wider register. The input operands are always ordered from lowest bits to highest:

```
%0:(s32) = G_MERGE_VALUES %bits_0_7:(s8), %bits_8_15:(s8),
%bits_16_23:(s8), %bits_24_31:(s8)
```

### G_UNMERGE_VALUES¶

Extract multiple registers of the specified size, starting from blocks given by indexes. This will almost certainly be mapped to sub-register COPYs after register banks have been selected. The output operands are always ordered from lowest bits to highest:

```
%bits_0_7:(s8), %bits_8_15:(s8),
%bits_16_23:(s8), %bits_24_31:(s8) = G_UNMERGE_VALUES %0:(s32)
```

## Integer Operations¶

### G_ADD, G_SUB, G_MUL, G_AND, G_OR, G_XOR, G_SDIV, G_UDIV, G_SREM, G_UREM¶

These each perform their respective integer arithmetic on a scalar.

```
%2:_(s32) = G_ADD %0:_(s32), %1:_(s32)
```

### G_SADDSAT, G_UADDSAT, G_SSUBSAT, G_USUBSAT¶

Signed and unsigned addition and subtraction with saturation.

```
%2:_(s32) = G_SADDSAT %0:_(s32), %1:_(s32)
```

### G_SHL, G_LSHR, G_ASHR¶

Shift the bits of a scalar left or right inserting zeros (sign-bit for G_ASHR).

### G_ICMP¶

Perform integer comparison producing non-zero (true) or zero (false). It’s target specific whether a true value is 1, ~0U, or some other non-zero value.

### G_SELECT¶

Select between two values depending on a zero/non-zero value.

```
%5:_(s32) = G_SELECT %4(s1), %6, %2
```

### G_PTR_ADD¶

Add a scalar offset in addressible units to a pointer. Addressible units are typically bytes but this may vary between targets.

```
%1:_(p0) = G_PTR_ADD %0:_(p0), %1:_(s32)
```

Caution

There are currently no in-tree targets that use this with addressable units not equal to 8 bit.

### G_PTRMASK¶

Zero out an arbitrary mask of bits of a pointer. The mask type must be an integer, and the number of vector elements must match for all operands. This corresponds to i_intr_llvm_ptrmask.

```
%2:_(p0) = G_PTRMASK %0, %1
```

### G_UADDO, G_SADDO, G_USUBO, G_SSUBO, G_SMULO, G_UMULO¶

Perform the requested arithmetic and produce a carry output in addition to the normal result.

```
%3:_(s32), %4:_(s1) = G_UADDO %0, %1
```

### G_UADDE, G_SADDE, G_USUBE, G_SSUBE¶

Perform the requested arithmetic and consume a carry input in addition to the normal input. Also produce a carry output in addition to the normal result.

```
%4:_(s32), %5:_(s1) = G_UADDE %0, %1, %3:_(s1)
```

### G_UMULH, G_SMULH¶

Multiply two numbers at twice the incoming bit width (signed) and return the high half of the result.

```
%3:_(s32) = G_UMULH %0, %1
```

### G_CTLZ, G_CTTZ, G_CTPOP¶

Count leading zeros, trailing zeros, or number of set bits.

```
%2:_(s33) = G_CTLZ_ZERO_UNDEF %1
%2:_(s33) = G_CTTZ_ZERO_UNDEF %1
%2:_(s33) = G_CTPOP %1
```

### G_CTLZ_ZERO_UNDEF, G_CTTZ_ZERO_UNDEF¶

Count leading zeros or trailing zeros. If the value is zero then the result is undefined.

```
%2:_(s33) = G_CTLZ_ZERO_UNDEF %1
%2:_(s33) = G_CTTZ_ZERO_UNDEF %1
```

## Floating Point Operations¶

### G_FCMP¶

Perform floating point comparison producing non-zero (true) or zero (false). It’s target specific whether a true value is 1, ~0U, or some other non-zero value.

### G_FPTOSI, G_FPTOUI, G_SITOFP, G_UITOFP¶

Convert between integer and floating point.

### G_FCOPYSIGN¶

Copy the value of the first operand, replacing the sign bit with that of the second operand.

### G_FMINNUM¶

Perform floating-point minimum on two values.

In the case where a single input is a NaN (either signaling or quiet), the non-NaN input is returned.

The return value of (FMINNUM 0.0, -0.0) could be either 0.0 or -0.0.

### G_FMAXNUM¶

Perform floating-point maximum on two values.

In the case where a single input is a NaN (either signaling or quiet), the non-NaN input is returned.

The return value of (FMAXNUM 0.0, -0.0) could be either 0.0 or -0.0.

### G_FMINNUM_IEEE¶

Perform floating-point minimum on two values, following the IEEE-754 2008 definition. This differs from FMINNUM in the handling of signaling NaNs. If one input is a signaling NaN, returns a quiet NaN.

### G_FMAXNUM_IEEE¶

Perform floating-point maximum on two values, following the IEEE-754 2008 definition. This differs from FMAXNUM in the handling of signaling NaNs. If one input is a signaling NaN, returns a quiet NaN.

### G_FMINIMUM¶

NaN-propagating minimum that also treat -0.0 as less than 0.0. While FMINNUM_IEEE follow IEEE 754-2008 semantics, FMINIMUM follows IEEE 754-2018 draft semantics.

### G_FMAXIMUM¶

NaN-propagating maximum that also treat -0.0 as less than 0.0. While FMAXNUM_IEEE follow IEEE 754-2008 semantics, FMAXIMUM follows IEEE 754-2018 draft semantics.

### G_FADD, G_FSUB, G_FMUL, G_FDIV, G_FREM¶

Perform the specified floating point arithmetic.

### G_FEXP, G_FEXP2¶

Calculate the base-e or base-2 exponential of a value

### G_FLOG, G_FLOG2, G_FLOG10¶

Calculate the base-e, base-2, or base-10 respectively.

### G_FCEIL, G_FCOS, G_FSIN, G_FSQRT, G_FFLOOR, G_FRINT, G_FNEARBYINT¶

These correspond to the standard C functions of the same name.

### G_INTRINSIC_TRUNC¶

Returns the operand rounded to the nearest integer not larger in magnitude than the operand.

### G_INTRINSIC_ROUND¶

Returns the operand rounded to the nearest integer.

## Vector Specific Operations¶

### G_CONCAT_VECTORS¶

Concatenate two vectors to form a longer vector.

### G_BUILD_VECTOR, G_BUILD_VECTOR_TRUNC¶

Create a vector from multiple scalar registers. No implicit conversion is performed (i.e. the result element type must be the same as all source operands)

The _TRUNC version truncates the larger operand types to fit the destination vector elt type.

### G_INSERT_VECTOR_ELT¶

Insert an element into a vector

### G_EXTRACT_VECTOR_ELT¶

Extract an element from a vector

### G_SHUFFLE_VECTOR¶

Concatenate two vectors and shuffle the elements according to the mask operand. The mask operand should be an IR Constant which exactly matches the corresponding mask for the IR shufflevector instruction.

## Memory Operations¶

### G_LOAD, G_SEXTLOAD, G_ZEXTLOAD¶

Generic load. Expects a MachineMemOperand in addition to explicit operands. If the result size is larger than the memory size, the high bits are undefined, sign-extended, or zero-extended respectively.

Only G_LOAD is valid if the result is a vector type. If the result is larger than the memory size, the high elements are undefined (i.e. this is not a per-element, vector anyextload)

### G_INDEXED_LOAD¶

Generic indexed load. Combines a GEP with a load. $newaddr is set to $base + $offset. If $am is 0 (post-indexed), then the value is loaded from $base; if $am is 1 (pre-indexed) then the value is loaded from $newaddr.

### G_INDEXED_SEXTLOAD¶

Same as G_INDEXED_LOAD except that the load performed is sign-extending, as with G_SEXTLOAD.

### G_INDEXED_ZEXTLOAD¶

Same as G_INDEXED_LOAD except that the load performed is zero-extending, as with G_ZEXTLOAD.

### G_STORE¶

Generic store. Expects a MachineMemOperand in addition to explicit operands. If the stored value size is greater than the memory size, the high bits are implicitly truncated. If this is a vector store, the high elements are discarded (i.e. this does not function as a per-lane vector, truncating store)

### G_INDEXED_STORE¶

Combines a store with a GEP. See description of G_INDEXED_LOAD for indexing behaviour.

### G_ATOMIC_CMPXCHG_WITH_SUCCESS¶

Generic atomic cmpxchg with internal success check. Expects a MachineMemOperand in addition to explicit operands.

### G_ATOMIC_CMPXCHG¶

Generic atomic cmpxchg. Expects a MachineMemOperand in addition to explicit operands.

### G_ATOMICRMW_XCHG, G_ATOMICRMW_ADD, G_ATOMICRMW_SUB, G_ATOMICRMW_AND, G_ATOMICRMW_NAND, G_ATOMICRMW_OR, G_ATOMICRMW_XOR, G_ATOMICRMW_MAX, G_ATOMICRMW_MIN, G_ATOMICRMW_UMAX, G_ATOMICRMW_UMIN, G_ATOMICRMW_FADD, G_ATOMICRMW_FSUB¶

Generic atomicrmw. Expects a MachineMemOperand in addition to explicit operands.

## Control Flow¶

### G_PHI¶

Implement the φ node in the SSA graph representing the function.

```
%1(s8) = G_PHI %7(s8), %bb.0, %3(s8), %bb.1
```

### G_BRINDIRECT¶

Indirect branch

### G_JUMP_TABLE¶

Caution

I found no documentation for this instruction at the time of writing.

### G_INTRINSIC, G_INTRINSIC_W_SIDE_EFFECTS¶

Call an intrinsic

The _W_SIDE_EFFECTS version is considered to have unknown side-effects and as such cannot be reordered across other side-effecting instructions.

Note

Unlike SelectionDAG, there is no _VOID variant. Both of these are permitted to have zero, one, or multiple results.

## Other Operations¶

### G_DYN_STACKALLOC¶

Dynamically realigns the stack pointer to the specified size and alignment. An alignment value of 0 or 1 mean no specific alignment.

```
%8:_(p0) = G_DYN_STACKALLOC %7(s64), 32
```