This patch implements the support needed for stacktraces
showing inlined function calls.
See 278972 valgrind stacktraces and suppression do not handle inlined function call debuginfo
Reading the inlined dwarf call info is activated using the new clo
Default is currently no but an objective is to optimise the performance
and memory in order to possibly set it on by default.
(see below discussion about performances).
Basically, the patch provides the following pieces:
1. Implement a new dwarf3 reader that reads the inlined call info
2. Some performance improvements done for this new parser, and
on some common code between the new parser and the var info parser.
3. Use the parsed inlined info to produce stacktrace showing inlined calls
4. Use the parsed inlined info in the suppression matching and suppression generation
5. and of course, some reg tests
1. new dwarf3 reader:
Two options were possible: add the reading of the inlined info
in the current var info dwarf reader, or add a 2nd reader.
The 2nd approach was preferred, for the following reasons:
The var info reader is slow, memory hungry and quite complex.
Having a separate parsing phase for the inlined information
is simpler/faster when just reading the inlined info.
Possibly, a single parser would be faster when using both
--read-var-info=yes and --read-inline-info=yes.
However, var-info being extremely memory/cpu hungry, it is unlikely
to be used often, and having a separate parsing for inlined info
does in any case make not much difference.
(--read-var-info=yes is also now less interesting thanks to commit
r13991, which provides a fast and low memory "reasonable" location
for an address).
The inlined info parser reads the dwarf info to make calls
to priv_storage.h ML_(addInlInfo).
2. performance optimisations
* the abbrev cache has been improved in revision r14035.
* The new parser skips the non interesting DIEs
(the var-info parser has no logic to skip uninteresting DIEs).
* Some other minor perf optimisation here and there.
In total now, on a big executable, 15 seconds CPU are needed to
create the inlined info (on my slow x86 pentium).
With regards to memory, the dinfo arena:
with inlined info: 172281856/121085952 max/curr mmap'd
without : 157892608/106721280 max/curr mmap'd,
So, basically, inlined information costs about 15Mb of memory for
my big executable (compared to first version of the patch, this is
already using less memory, thanks to the strpool deduppoolalloc.
The needed memory can probably be decreased somewhat more.
3. produce better stack traces
VG_(describe_IP) has a new argument InlIPCursor *iipc which allows
to describe inlined function calls by doing repetitive calls
to describe_IP. See pub_tool_debuginfo.h for a description.
4. suppression generation and matching
* suppression generation now also uses an InlIPCursor *iipc
to generate a line for each inlined fn call.
* suppression matching: to allow suppression matching to
match one IP to several function calls in a suppression entry,
the 'inputCompleter' object (that allows to lazily generate
function or object names for a stacktrace when matching
an error with a suppression) has been generalised a little bit
more to also lazily generate the input sequence.
VG_(generic_match) has been updated so as to be more generic
with respect to the input completer : when providing an
input completer, VG_(generic_match) does not need anymore
to produce/compute any input itself : this is all delegated
to the input completer.
5. various regtests
to test stack traces with inlined calls, and suppressions
of (some of) these errors using inlined fn calls matching.
Work still to do:
* improve parsing performance
* improve the memory overhead.
* handling the directory name for files of the inlined function calls is not yet done.
(probably implies to refactor some code)
* see if m_errormgr.c *offsets arrays cannot be managed via xarray
git-svn-id: svn://svn.valgrind.org/valgrind/trunk@14036 a5019735-40e9-0310-863c-91ae7b9d1cf9
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