[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] Move argument globbing to Target::Launch from Platform::LaunchProcess.

Greg Clayton gclayton at apple.com
Thu Feb 19 15:03:15 PST 2015

They will only if you teach your platform to launch your processes. I believe the Windows platform is the only platform that doesn't do process launching via the platform. Am I wrong? If your platform supports it, it should launch your process in a stopped state and then your Process plug-in is simply asked to attach to that process.

So if you wanted this to be supported, you will need to teach your windows platform to support the PlatformWindows::GlobArguments() which means you will launch the arg_dumper though cmd.exe and let the cmd.exe do any glowing and any expansion that it wants to, and parse the output. 

Enrico will check in a method for PlatformPOSIX::GlobArguments() which launches through a shell. I can't remember where we can get the default shell, but I seem to remember that we have the default shell that we can get from the host, so we could add this implementation in "Platform::GlobArguments()" and if "IsHost()" returns true, get the default shell from the host and launch the arg_dumper and then parse the output.

This probably should be a method on ProcessLaunchInfo so that it fixes up its arguments and uses the target's platform to do the glob expansion.

So the changes would be:
1 - add a method to ProcessLaunchInfo that gets passed a target and allows it to fixup arguments and environment variables in a new ProcessLaunchInfo:
    Error ProcessLaunchInfo::GlobArguments(Target &target, ProcessLaunchInfo &new_launch_info);
2 - if eLaunchFlagGlobArguments is set, then call the new ProcessLaunchInfo::GlobArguments() function before doing any launches
3 - Add a Platform::GlobArguments() function that, for the current host, knows how to run the arg_dumper on the current host using the Host::GetDefaultShell(). 

Then we need to figure out what to do for remote platforms. I am not sure we can guarantee there is an arg_dumper on the other side. For the lldb-platform, we could ensure that it has access to arg_dumper and can run it as a remote packet and return the results.


> On Feb 19, 2015, at 2:29 PM, Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:
> Enrico, will your planned changes address the original issue?  Namely, that
> if a process is launched through the process plugin with the
> eLaunchFlagGlobArguments flag set, after your changes will the arguments
> correctly go through the globber first?
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