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

Oleksiy Vyalov ovyalov at google.com
Thu Feb 19 16:23:34 PST 2015

On Linux the platform is used to launch a process only when LLGS_LOCAL mode
is on - otherwise, process plugin is used.

I'm wondering whether we need the standalone binary argdumper for globbing
- potentially, we may just use glob function on Linux and OSX. For remote
execution there might be a new protocol extension command (e.g., qGlobArgs)
which either calls glob or runs argdumper.

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:

> There's currently a lot of ways to launch processes, and the interactions
> that lead to specific methods being chosen can be a bit confusing sometimes.
> Out of curiosity, if a plugin supports launching under a debugger
> directly, why is the separate start stopped / attach / resume algorithm
> used?  It seems more straightforward.
> If someone gets themselves through that codepath, argdumper won't be
> used.  Which is confusing if you're outside looking in at the API.  From
> the outside you just see the process gets launched using a supported
> mechanism for launching processes, and it ignores the flag.
> On Thu Feb 19 2015 at 3:03:16 PM Greg Clayton <gclayton at apple.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Greg
>> > 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?
>> >
>> >
>> > http://reviews.llvm.org/D7743
>> >
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Oleksiy Vyalov | Software Engineer | ovyalov at google.com
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