Improve DWARF parsing speed by improving DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration

Authored by clayborg on Nov 14 2016, 5:23 PM.


Improve DWARF parsing speed by improving DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration

This patch gets a DWARF parsing speed improvement by having DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration instances know if they have a fixed byte size. If an abbreviation has a fixed byte size that can be calculated given a DWARFUnit, then parsing a DIE becomes two steps: parse ULEB128 abbrev code, and then add constant size to the offset.

This patch also adds a fixed byte size to each DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration::AttributeSpec so that attributes can quickly skip their values if needed without the need to lookup the fixed for size.

Notable improvements:

  • DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration::findAttributeIndex() now returns an Optional<uint32_t> instead of a uint32_t and we no longer have to look for the magic -1U return value
  • Optional<uint32_t> DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration::findAttributeIndex(dwarf::Attribute attr) const;
  • DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration now has a getAttributeValue() function that extracts an attribute value given a DIE offset that takes advantage of the DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration::AttributeSpec::ByteSize
  • bool DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration::getAttributeValue(const uint32_t DIEOffset, const dwarf::Attribute Attr, const DWARFUnit &U, DWARFFormValue &FormValue) const;
  • A DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration instance can return a fixed byte size for itself so DWARF parsing is faster:
  • Optional<size_t> DWARFAbbreviationDeclaration::getFixedAttributesByteSize(const DWARFUnit &U) const;
  • Any functions that used to take a "const DWARFUnit *U" that would crash if U was NULL now take a "const DWARFUnit &U" and are only called with a valid DWARFUnit

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D26567

llvm-svn: 286924