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[DebugInfo] Fix /usr/lib/debug llvm-symbolizer lookup with relative paths

Authored by rupprecht on Feb 7 2019, 11:08 AM.



rL189250 added a realpath call, and rL352916 because realpath breaks assumptions with some build systems. However, the /usr/lib/debug case has been clarified, falling back to /usr/lib/debug is currently broken if the obj passed in is a relative path. Adding a call to use absolute paths when falling back to /usr/lib/debug fixes that while still not making any realpath assumptions.

This also adds a --fallback-debug-path command line flag for testing (since we probably can't write to /usr/lib/debug from buildbot environments), but was also verified manually:

$ rm -f path/to/dwarfdump-test.elf-x86-64
$ strace llvm-symbolizer --obj=relative/path/to/dwarfdump-test.elf-x86-64.debuglink 0x40113f |& grep dwarfdump

Lookups went to relative/path/to/dwarfdump-test.elf-x86-64, relative/path/to/.debug/dwarfdump-test.elf-x86-64, and then finally /usr/lib/debug/absolute/path/to/dwarfdump-test.elf-x86-64.

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rupprecht created this revision.Feb 7 2019, 11:08 AM
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One option for testing would be to move DebugPath into a user-configurable value (something that could be passed on the command line), for testing purposes. Not sure if it's worth it, though.

rupprecht updated this revision to Diff 186092.Feb 8 2019, 6:17 PM
  • Add --fallback-debug-path flag for testing /usr/lib/debug fallback
rupprecht edited the summary of this revision. (Show Details)Feb 8 2019, 6:18 PM
dblaikie accepted this revision.Feb 9 2019, 11:31 AM
dblaikie added inline comments.
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If these default values are going to be encoded here - perhaps both versions (for diagnostic printing and for the implementation) should be here, using the cl::init value to propagate the default from here & remove it from Symbolize.cpp?

(alternatively, perhaps it's not important enough to specify what the default is in the diagnostic? Dunno)

Just a thought.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Feb 9 2019, 11:31 AM
rupprecht marked 2 inline comments as done.Feb 11 2019, 10:02 AM
rupprecht added inline comments.
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There's a lot more paths through findDebugBinary, so removing the default from there would mean adding it to all call sites (there might be ~10 or so based on a quick check)

Including the default fallback in --help doesn't seem too important, so I'll just remove it.

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dblaikie added inline comments.Feb 11 2019, 12:38 PM
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Oh, I didn't mean having to pass it around separately - I meant using the cl::init value, something like this I would think:

#if defined(__NetBSD__)
#define DEFAULT_DEBUG_PATH "/usr/libdata/debug"
#define DEFAULT_DEBUG_PATH "/usr/lib/debug"
static cl::opt<std::string> ClFallbackDebugPath(
    "fallback-debug-path", cl::init(DEFAULT_DEBUG_PATH),
    cl::desc("Fallback path for debug binaries. If empty, defaults to "

At least I think that'd work, probably?

That way the parameter support and defaults are all here - the code later on uses whatever value is passed to it & doesn't have to worry about it being empty & falling back to values hardcoded over there, etc. Does that make sense?

(but no worries either way)

rupprecht marked an inline comment as done.Feb 11 2019, 1:39 PM
rupprecht added inline comments.
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Yeah, that should work. But the flip side is if some new platform has a different default, we'd have to update both llvm-symbolizer and Symbolizer.cpp to handle it; or more likely, we'd only update Symbolizer.cpp and then wonder why we weren't getting the new default path w/ llvm-symbolizer.

Probably the best thing would be expose the default value in Symbolizer.h, but that's just more plumbing than I think it's worth, especially since this probably won't be used outside this unit test :)

dblaikie added inline comments.Feb 11 2019, 1:40 PM
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Oh, sorry, I get what you mean now - makes sense. Thanks!