lli - directly execute programs from LLVM bytecode
lli [options] [filename] [program args]
lli directly executes programs in LLVM bytecode format. It takes a program
in LLVM bytecode format and executes it using a just-in-time compiler, if one is
available for the current architecture, or an interpreter. lli takes all of
the same code generator options as llc, but they are only effective when
lli is using the just-in-time compiler.
If filename is not specified, then lli reads the LLVM bytecode for the
program from standard input.
The optional args specified on the command line are passed to the program as
Print a summary of command line options.
Print statistics from the code-generation passes. This is only meaningful for
the just-in-time compiler, at present.
Record the amount of time needed for each code-generation pass and print it to
- -mtriple=target triple
Override the target triple specified in the input bytecode file with the
specified string. This may result in a crash if you pick an
architecture which is not compatible with the current system.
Specify the architecture for which to generate assembly, overriding the target
encoded in the bytecode file. See the output of llc --help for a list of
valid architectures. By default this is inferred from the target triple or
autodetected to the current architecture.
Specify a specific chip in the current architecture to generate code for.
By default this is inferred from the target triple and autodetected to
the current architecture. For a list of available CPUs, use:
llvm-as < /dev/null | llc -march=xyz -mcpu=help
Override or control specific attributes of the target, such as whether SIMD
operations are enabled or not. The default set of attributes is set by the
current CPU. For a list of available attributes, use:
llvm-as < /dev/null | llc -march=xyz -mattr=help
If set to true, use the interpreter even if a just-in-time compiler is available
for this architecture. Defaults to false.
Call the function named name to start the program. Note: The
function is assumed to have the C signature
char **, char **). If you try to use this option to call a function of
incompatible type, undefined behavior may result. Defaults to
If lli fails to load the program, it will exit with an exit code of 1.
Otherwise, it will return the exit code of the program it executes.
Maintained by the LLVM Team (http://llvm.org).