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Re: [patch v7 3/5] x86* unwinder: libdwfl/

On Fri, 2013-10-25 at 18:22 +0200, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> I have implemented all the missing ops except for:
> +      case DW_OP_GNU_encoded_addr:
> +       /* Missing support in the rest of elfutils.  */
> +      case DW_OP_deref_size:
> +       /* Missing appropriate callback.  */

Do we need to extend the memory_read callback to take a size argument?
Or can we do something clever (depending on byte order) with the current
memory_read of a full word and chop it down? The size will never be
bigger than the number of bytes in an address. So it will never be
bigger than 8.

> BTW elfutils should really get DW_OP_GNU_encoded_addr implemented I guess as it
> may appear in CFI.

It is indeed documented (at the end of)
.cfi_val_encoded_addr will generate a DW_OP_GNU_encoded_addr according
But I haven't actually seen it used. Would be nice to have an example

> > Sorry for a late suggestion, but I only thought of it now. Before I
> > didn't fully appreciate why you wanted to see the difference between
> > "real error" and "no information available".
> > 
> > Since dwfl_thread_getframes returns an int, could we change it to:
> Sorry but I do not think it matters too much to differentiate
> CFI-interpretation-error vs. CFI-not-found-error.  In most cases we end up on
> CFI-not-found-error because the inferior is not come from RH-distro, therefore
> it does not have -fasynchronous-unwind-tables, and it is stripped, therefore it
> does not have .debug_frame.  And it is a bug, not end-of-unwind.
> For the cases where we end up with CFI-not-found-error where the backtrace
> should have been really finished we should fix the inferior CFI.  We are on
> Free OS so we can do so.
> CFI-interpretation-error will not happen in practice I think to have to deal
> with it somehow.
> I understand your patch makes sense but I think it rather needlessly
> complicates the situation.  Do you still want to get it applied?

No, I think you are right. It complicates things. And we should indeed
just fix the rest of the toolchain :)

If users are really interested they could do some checks on the last
frame address to see if it actually falls inside a known Module, has a
Dwarf/CFI and whether that CFI has a range covering the address (if they
really cared).

> +      case DW_OP_rot:
> +	{
> +	  Dwarf_Addr val3;
> +	if (! pop (&val1) || ! pop (&val2) || ! pop (&val3)
> +	    || ! push (val1) || ! push (val2) || ! push (val3))
> +	  {
> +	    free (stack);
> +	    return false;
> +	  }
> +	}
> +	break;

I think that should be: push (val1), push (val3), push (val2).

All else looks fine.



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