[Bug debuginfod/25548] New: also support canonicalized source-file name lookups in webapi

fche at redhat dot com sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Thu Feb 13 15:02:00 GMT 2020


            Bug ID: 25548
           Summary: also support canonicalized source-file name lookups in
           Product: elfutils
           Version: unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: debuginfod
          Assignee: unassigned at sourceware dot org
          Reporter: fche at redhat dot com
                CC: elfutils-devel at sourceware dot org,
                    jan.kratochvil at redhat dot com, kkleine at redhat dot com
  Target Milestone: ---

It turns out that some debuginfo consumers canonicalize source-code file names
by the time they get the convenient chance to fall back to debuginfod.  This
means that path substrings that POSIX defines as no-ops are lost.  debuginfod
should extend a gracious embrace to these tools by also permitting such paths
to be used during the /buildid/hexcode/source/PATH webapi.

Implementing this should not be too hard.  The dwarf_extract_source_paths could
add both waldo and a new canonicalize_posix_path(waldo) to the returned
debug_sourcefiles[] set.  That's it.

The canonicalize_posix_path() function would perform these textual rewrites,
repeating until convergence:

   /./       ->  /
   /FOO/../  ->  /    # NB: FOO must not be . or .. because   /../../ != /
   //        ->  /

(realpath(3) is not helpful because it looks at the host filesystem to do
resolution, which we cannot when dealing with archive-resident file names.)

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