Commit de8791df authored by Joel E. Denny's avatar Joel E. Denny
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[Clacc] Document working from build directory

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......@@ -87,11 +87,7 @@ below). Currently, Clacc only supports OpenACC programs with C as the
base language.
Clacc's compiler is the `clang` executable in the `bin` subdirectory
of the install directory. It's also possible to work from the build
directory, but additional effort is usually then required to help
`clang` find its own libraries and header files.
Here's a simple example of using Clacc's `clang`, where
of the install directory. Here's a simple example of using it, where
`$CLACC_INSTALL_DIR` is `$LLVM_GIT_DIR/install` when following the
build procedure above:
......@@ -134,6 +130,37 @@ int main() {
return 0;
## Usage from a Build Directory
Most Clacc users should work from the install directory, as described
in the previous section. However, if you plan to modify Clacc, it
might be easier to work from the build directory instead. Doing so
requires setting many environment variables and command-line options
to ensure `clang` finds its own libraries and header files regardless
of any like-named files that happen to be installed in system
directories. Not setting those can produce unexpected behavior at
compile time or run time. This complexity is inherited from LLVM
upstream and is not unique to Clacc.
For example, to compile and run for an NVIDIA GPU, where
`$CLACC_BUILD_DIR` is `$LLVM_GIT_DIR/build` when following the build
procedure above:
$ export LIBRARY_PATH=$CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/libomptarget:$LIBRARY_PATH
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/runtime/src:$CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/libomptarget:$CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/libacc2omp/src:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
$ clang -fopenacc -fopenmp-targets=nvptx64-nvidia-cuda \
-L $CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/runtime/src \
-L $CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/libomptarget \
-L $CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/libacc2omp/src \
-isystem $CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/runtime/src \
-isystem $CLACC_BUILD_DIR/runtimes/runtimes-bins/openmp/libacc2omp/src \
$ ./a.out
## Compiler Options
The most relevant `clang` command-line options are as follows:
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