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Re: [PATCH] Fix PR29254 (cgraph, P1)

Hi Richard,

On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Richard Guenther wrote:
> This patch fixes an ICE-after-error (still P1...) by not verifying
> the cgraph in that case (which is what other entries into that code do).

After carefully reading Jan's postings and comments on the issue, I
believe your patch is the correct fix.  We seem to oscillate back and
forth over whether we should "firewall" errorcount/sorrycount at
tree_rest_of_compilation, but it appears the current thinking is to
proceed through tree_rest_of_compilation (for the benefit of cgraph)
and carefully gate the passes in all_passes to prevent things
like error_mark_node reaching most of the middle-end.  For example,
gate_rest_of_compilation prevents us running the RTL optimizers on
errors, and gate_all_optimizations prevents us from running the
tree-ssa optimizers.

Given this plan, adding the check to verify_cgraph_node (which matches
the similar test in verify_cgraph) is the appropriate fix.

Ideally, it would be nice to document this current design philosophy
somewhere (perhaps above tree_rest_of_compilation and/or before the
construction of all_passes in init_optimization_passes).  For example,
it looks like we can execute pass_expand_omp when sorrycount != 0,
and always perform RTL expansion even in the presence of parsing
errors and -fsyntax-only.  These are probably safe, but possibly
inefficient, and potentially unanticipated.

PRs like 29254 can be avoided/reduced if we document that functions
like verify_cgraph_node may be called in the presence of errors (the DMZ
between the front-end and the middle-end).  Another example is that we
always run the fixupcfg pass, but can't always check that it did its job
correctly as calling verify_cfgraph afterwards is sometimes a no-op. :-)
It might make sense that if we do some subset of cgraph processing after
errors, that the corresponding verify_* routines check the invariants
of that subset afterwards.

> 2006-10-09  Richard Guenther  <>
> 	PR middle-end/29254
> 	* cgraphunit.c (verify_cgraph_node): Bail out on earlier
> 	errors.
> 	* gcc.dg/pr29254.c: New testcase.

This is OK for mainline.  Thanks.


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