[RFA/dwarf2] Fix name of include psymtabs, avoid duplicates

Joel Brobecker brobecker@gnat.com
Sun Oct 17 01:02:00 GMT 2004


This patch fixes a problem reported by David Lecomber (lost the URL,
and couldn't find it in the archives). Here is how to reproduce it.
You'll need a file in a subdirectory:

        % cat foo/main.c
        main (void)
          return 0;

Then build this file with the following command:

        % gcc -gdwarf-2 -o main foo/main.c

When GDB scans the dwarf2 data to create the psymtabs, it scans
the linetable for each CU and create "include psymtabs" for it.
These psymtabs correspond to the files included from that CU
(see call to dwarf2_build_include_psymtabs at the end of

Unfortunately, a little omission in my part lead to a bug:

        (gdb) file main
        (gdb) info sources
        Source files for which symbols will be read in on demand:
        [...], main.c, /home/brobecke/tmp/dup/foo/main.c, [...]

As you see, main.c is duplicated... The problem comes from the
fact that the main.c CU is declared in the debug_info data as:
filename = foo/main.c, and comp_dir = /home/brobecke/tmp/dup.

        DW_AT_name        : foo/main.c
        DW_AT_comp_dir    : /home/brobecke/tmp/dup 

However, in the line table, we see the following declaration:

        The Directory Table:
        The File Name Table:
         Entry Dir     Time    Size    Name 
         1     1       0       0       main.c

So the name is main.c in the linetable, with a link to entry
number 1 in the directory table = foo. So the following check
in dwarf_decode_lines gets defeated:

            if (strcmp (include_name, pst->filename) != 0)
              dwarf2_create_include_psymtab (include_name, pst, objfile);

(include_name = "main.c" and pst->filename = "foo/main.c");

The fix is to concat the dir name and the file name to obtain
the proper name for the psymtab. As a consequence, the filename
check will also work, and avoid the duplication.

Normally, to be completely accurate, one would expect the filename

2004-10-16  Joel Brobecker  <brobecker@gnat.com>

        * dwarf2read.c (dwarf_decode_lines): Use the complete filename
        when creating include psymtabs.

Tested on x86-linux, no regression.
OK to apply?

-------------- next part --------------
Index: dwarf2read.c
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/dwarf2read.c,v
retrieving revision 1.167
diff -u -p -r1.167 dwarf2read.c
--- dwarf2read.c	16 Oct 2004 00:41:00 -0000	1.167
+++ dwarf2read.c	17 Oct 2004 00:01:23 -0000
@@ -6609,7 +6609,19 @@ dwarf_decode_lines (struct line_header *
       for (file_index = 0; file_index < lh->num_file_names; file_index++)
         if (lh->file_names[file_index].included_p == 1)
-            char *include_name = lh->file_names [file_index].name;
+            const struct file_entry fe = lh->file_names [file_index];
+            char *include_name = fe.name;
+            char *dir_name = NULL;
+            if (fe.dir_index)
+              dir_name = lh->include_dirs[fe.dir_index - 1];
+            if (!IS_ABSOLUTE_PATH (include_name) && dir_name != NULL)
+              {
+                include_name =
+                  concat (dir_name, SLASH_STRING, include_name, NULL);
+                make_cleanup (xfree, include_name);
+              }
             if (strcmp (include_name, pst->filename) != 0)
               dwarf2_create_include_psymtab (include_name, pst, objfile);

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