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dwarfdump --statistics: Use new location list api

Authored by labath on Nov 19 2019, 7:43 AM.



This patch removes manual location list handling in the statistics code
and replaces it with the new DWARFDie api, which provides access to a
"cooked" location list. This has the following effects:

  • the code now properly handles split-dwarf location lists
  • it will automatically support dwarf5 location lists once support for those is added
  • it properly handles location lists with base address selection entries
  • it fixes a bug where the location list code was using the first DW_AT_ranges range as a "base address" of the compile unit (it should have used DW_AT_low_pc instead. The effect of this was that the computation of the start address of a variable in its scope was broken for these kinds of compile units. This only manifested itself on linked files, since in object files the first DW_AT_ranges range normally starts at 0.

Since pretty much every kind of location list was broken in some way,
it's hard to verify that the new implementation is correct -- the output
will be different in all non-trivial cases, and mostly with good reason.

Most of the existing statistics tests continue to pass though, and a
visual inspection of the statistics for non-trivial inputs shows that
the data is more "reasonable" now. I have updated the "dwo statistics"
test to include the new numbers, as the previous ones were completely
bogus, and I have added a targeted test for the "base address" bug.

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