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[PATCH 7/7] Documentation.

Add some basic documentation to gdb.texinfo about the new JIT reader
functionality. Most of the actual documentation is still in
 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo |  117 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 117 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index 6e7bf52..429fc87 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -30950,6 +30950,7 @@ out about additional code.
 * Declarations::                Relevant C struct declarations
 * Registering Code::            Steps to register code
 * Unregistering Code::          Steps to unregister code
+* Custom Debug Info::           Emit debug information in a custom format
 @end menu
 @node Declarations
@@ -31046,6 +31047,122 @@ Set @code{action_flag} to @code{JIT_UNREGISTER} and call
 If the JIT frees or recompiles code without unregistering it, then @value{GDBN}
 and the JIT will leak the memory used for the associated symbol files.
+@node Custom Debug Info
+@section Custom Debug Info
+@cindex custom JIT debug info
+@cindex JIT debug info reader
+Generating debug information in platform-native file formats (like ELF
+or COFF) may be an overkill for JIT compilers; especially if all the
+debug info is used for is displaying a meaningful backtrace.  The
+issue can be resolved by having the JIT writers decide on a debug info
+format and also provide a reader that parses the debug info generated
+by the JIT compiler.  This section gives a brief overview on writing
+such a parser.  More specific details can be found in the source file
+@file{gdb/}, which is also installed as a header at
+@file{@var{includedir}/gdb/jit-reader.h} for easy inclusion.
+The reader is implemented as a shared object.  Two new @value{GDBN}
+commands, @code{load-jit-reader} and @code{unload-jit-reader} are
+provided, to be used to load and unload the readers from a
+preconfigured directory.  Once loaded, the shared object is used the
+parse the debug information emitted by the JIT compiler.
+* Using JIT Debug Info Readers::       How to use supplied readers correctly
+* Writing JIT Debug Info Readers::     Creating a debug-info reader
+@end menu
+@node Using JIT Debug Info Readers
+@subsection Using JIT Debug Info Readers
+@kindex load-jit-reader
+@kindex unload-jit-reader
+Readers can be loaded and unloaded using the @code{load-jit-reader}
+and @code{unload-jit-reader} commands.
+@table @code
+@item load-jit-reader @var{reader-name}
+Load the JIT reader named @var{reader-name}.  On a UNIX system, this
+will usually result load @file{@var{libdir}/gdb/@var{reader-name}},
+where @var{libdir} is the system library directory, usually
+@file{/usr/local/lib}.  Only one reader can be active at a time;
+trying to load a second reader when one is already loaded will result
+in @value{GDBN} reporting an error.  A new JIT reader can be loaded by
+first unloading the current one using @code{unload-jit-reader} and
+then invoking @code{load-jit-reader}.
+@item unload-jit-reader
+Unload the currently loaded JIT reader.
+@end table
+@node Writing JIT Debug Info Readers
+@subsection Writing JIT Debug Info Readers
+As mentioned, a reader is essentially a shared object conforming to a
+certain ABI.  This ABI is described in @file{jit-reader.h}.
+@file{jit-reader.h} defines the structures, macros and functions
+required to write a reader.  It is installed (along with
+@value{GDBN}), in @file{@var{includedir}/gdb} where @var{includedir} is
+the system include directory.
+Readers need to be released under a GPL compatible license.  A reader
+can be declared as released under such a license by placing the macro
+@code{GDB_DECLARE_GPL_COMPATIBLE_READER} in a source file.
+The entry point for readers is the symbol @code{gdb_init_reader},
+which is expected to be a function with the prototype
+@findex gdb_init_reader
+extern struct gdb_reader_funcs *gdb_init_reader (void);
+@end smallexample
+@cindex @code{struct gdb_reader_funcs}
+@code{struct gdb_reader_funcs} contains a set of pointers to callback
+functions.  These functions are executed to read the debug info
+generated by the JIT compiler (@code{read}), to unwind stack frames
+(@code{unwind}) and to create canonical frame IDs
+(@code{get_Frame_id}).  It also has a callback that is called when the
+reader is being unloaded (@code{destroy}).  The struct looks like this
+struct gdb_reader_funcs
+  /* Must be set to GDB_READER_INTERFACE_VERSION */
+  int reader_version;
+  /* For use by the reader. */
+  void *priv_data;
+  gdb_read_debug_info *read;
+  gdb_unwind_frame *unwind;
+  gdb_get_frame_id *get_frame_id;
+  gdb_destroy_reader *destroy;
+@end smallexample
+@cindex @code{struct gdb_symbol_callbacks}
+@cindex @code{struct gdb_unwind_callbacks}
+The callbacks are provided with another set of callbacks by
+@value{GDBN} to do their job.  For @code{read}, these callbacks are
+passed in a @code{struct gdb_symbol_callbacks} and for @code{unwind}
+and @code{get_frame_id}, in a @code{struct gdb_unwind_callbacks}.
+@code{struct gdb_symbol_callbacks} has callbacks to create new object
+files and new symbol tables inside those object files.  @code{struct
+gdb_unwind_callbacks} has callbacks to read registers off the current
+frame and to write out the values of the registers in the previous
+frame.  Both have a callback (@code{target_read}) to read bytes off the
+target's address space.
 @node GDB Bugs
 @chapter Reporting Bugs in @value{GDBN}
 @cindex bugs in @value{GDBN}

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