D48465 is currently blocked by the fact that tab-completing the first expression is deadlocking LLDB.
The reason for this deadlock is that when we push the ProcessIO handler for reading the Objective-C runtime
information from the executable (which is triggered when we parse the an expression for the first time),
the IOHandler can't be pushed as the Editline::Cancel method is deadlocking.
The deadlock in Editline is coming from the m_output_mutex, which is locked before we go into tab completion.
Even without this lock, calling Cancel on Editline will mean that Editline cleans up behind itself and deletes the
current user-input, which is screws up the console when we are tab-completing at the same time.
I think for now the most reasonable way of fixing this is to just not call Cancel on the current IOHandler when we push
the IOHandler for running an internal utility function.
As we can't really write unit tests for IOHandler itself (due to the hard dependency on an initialized Debugger including
all its global state) and Editline completion is currently also not really testable in an automatic fashion, the test for this has
to be that the expression command completion in D48465 doesn't fail when requesting completion the first time.
A more precise test plan for this is:
- Apply D48465.
- Start lldb and break in some function.
- Type expr foo and press tab to request completion.
- Without this patch, we deadlock and LLDB stops responding.
I'll provide an actual unit test for this once I got around and made the IOHandler code testable,
but for now unblocking D48465 is more critical.
Thanks to Jim for helping me debugging this.