i have been investigating several lldb bugs that seem to be related.
bug 19974 describes lldb’s inability to set a breakpoint in an included file and bug 20297 describes lldb’s inability to set a breakpoint when using ccache. i have also found a similar case where lldb is unable to set a breakpoint when a separate preprocess step has been used before compiling.
note: ccache uses a preprocess step to determine which source files need to be rebuilt so using ccache could be considered the same as using a separate preprocess step.
all three cases are similar in that the c/c++ preprocessor is involved and alters the way symbols are added to the object files.
the following attached files are write-ups of some of my findings for the different cases
ccache - “lldb and ccache.rtf”
preprocessed files - “lldb and preprocessed files.rtf”
include files - “lldb and include files.rtf”
all three cases generate the inability to set breakpoints
on the Mac, all three cases create object files with “SOL” symbols for preprocessed or included source files.
the following attached file describes the object files created for the preprocessed test case on the Mac:
“preprocessed object files.rtf”
on ubuntu, it is not as obvious to spot differences in the object files when examining object files that that lldb is unable to set breakpoints.
lldb is unable to set breakpoints on both OSX and ubuntu for all three cases. gdb is able to set breakpoints on both OSX and ubuntu for all three cases.
using XCode, i have tried a couple different ways of stepping through lldb to see why it is having trouble setting breakpoints.
From top-down, i have traced setting breakpoints in Breakpoint.cpp down thru BreakpointResolver.cpp. The intended source file does not seem to be in the list of compute units, but i don’t know why.
From bottom-up, i have tried to follow how ObjectFileMachO.cpp parses symbols, but i’m not sure that this is the correct place to look. Also, since this is both a MachO problem and an Elf problem, the problem isn’t likely to be here anyway.
Does anyone familiar with lldb’s architecture have any ideas where in the code i should be looking or have a plan-of-attack to suggest?
lldb and ccache.rtf (5.37 KB)
lldb and preprocessed files.rtf (4.6 KB)
preprocessed object files.rtf (9.24 KB)
lldb and include files.rtf (2.13 KB)