[lldb-dev] Bug when presenting stacktraces

Filipe Cabecinhas filcab at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 07:33:35 PDT 2012

Hi all, 

I'm having a heisenbug in a program that uses lldb. I've implemented a simple repl (much like Driver.cpp). My problem is that sometimes the stack traces are very weird and don't agree with 'register read rip'.

(lldb) bt
* thread #1: tid = 0x2503, 0x00007fff6dd1226a dyld`_ZL18gdb_image_notifier15dyld_image_modejPK15dyld_image_info + 1, stop reason = breakpoint 1.1
frame #0: 0x00007fff6dd1226a dyld`_ZL18gdb_image_notifier15dyld_image_modejPK15dyld_image_info + 1
frame #1: 0x00007fff8ddf8570 libsystem_notify.dylib
(lldb) register read rip
rip = 0x000000010e107824 tests`main + 36 at tests.c:15

Frame #0 says the rip should be near 0x00007fff6dd1226a, but register read rip yields 0x000000010e107824.

Disassembling the address from frame #0, I have:
(lldb) disassemble -C 20 -s 0x00007fff6dd1226a
dyld`_ZL18gdb_image_notifier15dyld_image_modejPK15dyld_image_info + 1:
0x7fff6dd1226a: movq %rsp, %rbp 
0x7fff6dd1226d: popq %rbp 
0x7fff6dd1226e: ret 
dyld`setAlImageInfosHalt(char const*, unsigned long):
0x7fff6dd1226f: pushq %rbp 
0x7fff6dd12270: movq %rsp, %rbp 
0x7fff6dd12273: movq %rdi, 178894(%rip) ; dyld_all_image_infos + 56, dyld_all_image_infos + 56
0x7fff6dd1227a: movq %rsi, 178895(%rip) ; dyld_all_image_infos + 64, dyld_all_image_infos + 64
0x7fff6dd12281: popq %rbp 
0x7fff6dd12282: ret 
dyld`removeImageFromAllImages(mach_header const*):
0x7fff6dd12283: pushq %rbp 
0x7fff6dd12284: movq %rsp, %rbp 
0x7fff6dd12287: pushq %rbx                     

But if I step over one instruction:
(lldb) register read rip
rip = 0x000000010e107824 tests`main + 36 at tests.c:15
(lldb) si
Process 30849 stopped
* thread #1: tid = 0x2503, 0x000000010e108540 tests`atoi at atoi.c:9, stop reason = instruction step into
frame #0: 0x000000010e108540 tests`atoi at atoi.c:9

It manages to catch up with the real address and function, stepping into a call to the (home-made) atoi function.

Is this a known bug? I can't reproduce it yet (it just happens, sometimes). If I manage to find out why this is happening, I'll ping back the list. 

Just to make sure there are no mistakes: I have not seen this problem in Driver.cpp. Only in my program (that mimics most of Driver.cpp's structure and calls).

Any ideas?



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