[lldb-dev] Pretty Stacktrace Printing for Mixed Native/Java/Python/... Code
tfiala at google.com
Tue Aug 12 12:39:57 PDT 2014
Yeah that does sound like a reasonable way to go about it. I'll have Tong
mull that over a bit and come back with any questions.
Thanks for your thoughts, Jim!
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM, <jingham at apple.com> wrote:
> And of course, you could have two "java" languages, like "pure-java" and
> "mixed-java" which would either provide annotated C frames, or pure Java
> > On Aug 12, 2014, at 11:26 AM, jingham at apple.com wrote:
> > So we don't currently have any Java support in the expression parser,
> but if we did, there would be a Java Language runtime that would assist
> this, and also know how to do things like "step from one Java invocation to
> another" rather than having to plow through all the intervening interpreter
> code, etc... Given that the is an intrinsic part of new language support
> in lldb, it would be pretty natural for the LanguageRuntimes to also be
> able to provide "alternate backtraces". Then the backtrace command would
> take an "-l" option for setting the language runtime that provides the
> backtraces (all the C based languages would use the native unwinder.)
> Finally, you could have a setting to set the default backtrace language,
> so for your Java only developers, they would just set this setting in their
> .lldbinit file, and then "bt" would show then what the Java language
> runtime showed.
> > Does this sound reasonable?
> > Jim
> >> On Aug 11, 2014, at 6:29 PM, Todd Fiala <tfiala at google.com> wrote:
> >> Just to expand a bit on what Tong mentioned:
> >> When we're running some of our Android Java code in interpreted mode
> (as opposed to AOT compiled), we can get multiple interpreter
> implementation frames (native frames) that correspond to a single
> user-visible Java frame. We'd like to enable hiding/collapsing those
> implementation details of the interpreter into the single user-visible Java
> frame that they're representing. For the most part, the folks that will
> want to really see the interpreter implementation details are the ART
> developers. Most of the rest of us just want to see the Java frame.
> >> We'd be happy to put that behavior on a flag when debugging Android
> mixed Java/C/C++ code.
> >> Tong's comment about putting it on the 'bt' command is meant to cover:
> >> • having this functionality translate to API calls that get frames.
> >> • have it be the default way back traces are displayed without
> requiring users to use some other "back trace-like" command. (Clearly we
> could implement this as another command that does the interpretation, but I
> suspect this would then require clients of the API to know this and call
> something different than the standard backtrace calls to get it).
> >> A while back, Greg and I chatted about this on lldb-dev and I think we
> were looking to consider a stack annotation path to handle this, where the
> change needed for our purposes would be putting the annotations in-line
> (rather than displayed at the bottom IIRC). I think the diff now is that
> we see we have multiple "source" stack frames (the interpreter
> implementation detail frames) that map to one user-visible frame. This
> almost suggests a possible frame-mapping layer where there's an underlying
> frame model, and a presentation of it that we show to users/API. But that
> can also be getting over-complicated.
> >> Any thoughts on this would be great since it's deep in your area.
> Thanks, Jason!
> >> -Todd
> >> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Tong Shen <endlessroad at google.com>
> >> Hi Jason,
> >> For mixed native/Java code (or native/Python code,
> native/SomeFancyProgrammingLanguage code), sometimes we want a "prettier"
> stack trace for users.
> >> For example, we may want to:
> >> - skip Java->native wrapper functions, or trampolines that means
> nothing to users;
> >> - merge several frames together, because in Java world it's just one
> stack frame;
> >> - do some language runtime related function calls to get certain
> runtime data;
> >> - put an elephant into refrigerator.
> >> What do you think is the best way to do this?
> >> If possible, we want to do all these in 'bt' command, so it's more
> intuitive for users. Or we can extend the stack annotations to do this.
> >> But if they all seem too messy to you, we certainly can keep it out of
> your way and maybe write a new command for it.
> >> Thanks in advance!
> >> --
> >> Best Regards, Tong Shen
> >> --
> >> Todd Fiala | Software Engineer | tfiala at google.com |
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