Add ReadCStringFromMemory for faster string reads

Authored by aadsm on Jun 18 2019, 4:27 PM.


Add ReadCStringFromMemory for faster string reads

This is the fifth patch to improve module loading in a series that started here (where I explain the motivation and solution): D62499

Reading strings with ReadMemory is really slow when reading the path of the shared library. This is because we don't know the length of the path so use PATH_MAX (4096) and these strings are actually super close to the boundary of an unreadable page. So even though we use process_vm_readv it will usually fail because the read size spans to the unreadable page and we then default to read the string word by word with ptrace.

This new function is very similar to another ReadCStringFromMemory that already exists in lldb that makes sure it never reads cross page boundaries and checks if we already read the entire string by finding '\0'.

I was able to reduce the GetLoadedSharedLibraries call from 30ms to 4ms (or something of that order).

Reviewers: clayborg, xiaobai, labath

Reviewed By: labath

Subscribers: emaste, lldb-commits

Tags: #lldb

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D62503

llvm-svn: 363750