[PATCH 5/5] libdwfl: add interface for evaluating DWARF expressions in a frame

Mark Wielaard mark@klomp.org
Thu Oct 31 16:40:00 GMT 2019

On Wed, 2019-10-30 at 16:59 -0700, Omar Sandoval wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 02:23:06PM +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Having some examples/testcases would also show how/where to get the
> > DWARF expressions to use with this new function.
> Sounds good, I'll put some examples/test cases together. FWIW, I'm using
> it in drgn to get register values like so:
> LIBDRGN_PUBLIC struct drgn_error *
> drgn_stack_frame_register(struct drgn_stack_frame frame,
> 			  enum drgn_register_number regno, uint64_t *ret)
> {
> 	const Dwarf_Op op = { .atom = DW_OP_regx, .number = regno, };
> 	Dwarf_Addr value;
> 	if (!dwfl_frame_eval_expr(frame.trace->frames[frame.i], &op, 1, &value))
> 		return drgn_error_libdwfl();
> 	*ret = value;
> 	return NULL;
> }

O! I hadn't even thought of that. Funny using it with "hand
constructed" DWARF expressions.

> Later, I plan to use this for location expressions for local variables
> that I get out of DWARF.

Yes, that was what I assumed you were using it for already.
I think it will work for that. But it would be nice to have some
code/example that actually does it.



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