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[lldb] Don't dissasemble large functions by default

Authored by labath on May 12 2020, 8:14 AM.

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[lldb] Don't dissasemble large functions by default

Summary:
If we have a binary without symbol information (and without
LC_FUNCTION_STARTS, if on a mac), then we have to resort to using
heuristics to determine the function boundaries. However, these don't
always work, and so we can easily end up thinking we have functions
which are several megabytes in size. Attempting to (accidentally)
disassemble these can take a very long time spam the terminal with
thousands of lines of disassembly.

This patch works around that problem by adding a sanity check to the
disassemble command. If we are about to disassemble a function which is
larger than a certain threshold, we will refuse to disassemble such a
function unless the user explicitly specifies the number of instructions
to disassemble, uses start/stop addresses for disassembly, or passes the
(new) --force argument.

The threshold is currently fairly aggressive (4000 bytes ~~ 1000
instructions). If needed, we can increase it, or even make it
configurable.

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D79789