[lldb-server/android] Show more processes by relaxing some checks

Authored by wallace on Oct 14 2019, 5:00 PM.


[lldb-server/android] Show more processes by relaxing some checks

By default platform process list only shows the processes of the current user that lldb-server can parse.
There are several problems:

  • apk programs don't have an executable file. They instead use a package name as identifier. We should show them instead.
  • each apk also runs under a different user. That's how android works
  • because of the user permission, some files like /proc/<pid>/{environ,exe} can't be read.

This results in a very small process list.

This is a local run on my machine

(lldb) platform process list
2 matching processes were found on "remote-android"
PID    PARENT USER       TRIPLE                   NAME
====== ====== ========== ======================== ============================
23291  3177              aarch64-unknown-linux-android sh
23301  23291            aarch64-unknown-linux-android lldb-server

However, I have 700 processes running at this time.

By implementing a few fallbacks for android, I've expanded this list to 202, filtering out kernel processes, which would presumably appear in this list if the device was rooted.

(lldb) platform process list
202 matching processes were found on "remote-android"
PID    PARENT USER       TRIPLE                   NAME
====== ====== ========== ======================== ============================
12647  3208              aarch64-unknown-linux-android sh
12649  12647             aarch64-unknown-linux-android lldb-server
12653  982                                        com.samsung.faceservice
13185  982                                        com.samsung.vvm
15899  982                                        com.samsung.android.spay
16220  982                                        com.sec.spp.push
17126  982                                        com.sec.spp.push:RemoteDlcProcess
19772  983                                        com.android.chrome
20209  982                                        com.samsung.cmh:CMH
20380  982                                        com.google.android.inputmethod.latin
20879  982                                        com.samsung.android.oneconnect:Receiver
21212  983                                        com.tencent.mm
24459  1                 aarch64-unknown-linux-android wpa_supplicant
25974  982                                        com.samsung.android.contacts
26293  982                                        com.samsung.android.messaging
28714  982                                        com.samsung.android.dialer
31605  982                                        com.samsung.android.MtpApplication
32256  982                                        com.bezobidny

Something to notice is that the architecture is unkonwn for all apks. And that's fine, because run-as would be required to gather this information and that would make this entire functionality massively slow.

There are still several improvements to make here, like displaying actual user names, which I'll try to do in a following diff.

Note: Regarding overall apk debugging support from lldb. I'm planning on having lldb spawn lldb-server by itself with the correct user, so that everything works well. The initial lldb-server used for connecting to the remote platform can be reused for such purpose. Furthermore, eventually lldb could also launch that initial lldb-server on its own.

Differential Revision: D68289

llvm-svn: 374853


wallaceOct 14 2019, 5:00 PM
Differential Revision
D68289: [lldb-server/android] Show more processes by relaxing some checks
rG1473b9f2052e: Revert "fix"