[v5,01/20] scripts/gdb: Add infrastructure
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Message ID 99da3a9930c678555d260206688158441d2bab05.1359463075.git.jan.kiszka@siemens.com
State New, archived
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Jan Kiszka Jan. 29, 2013, 12:37 p.m. UTC
This provides the basic infrastructure to load kernel-specific python
helper scripts when debugging the kernel in gdb.

The loading mechanism is based on gdb loading for <objfile>-gdb.py when
opening <objfile>. Therefore, this places a corresponding link to the
main helper script into the output directory that contains vmlinux.

The main scripts will pull in submodules containing Linux specific gdb
commands and functions. To avoid polluting the source directory with
compiled python modules, we link to them from the object directory.

Due to gdb.parse_and_eval, we depend on gdb >= 7.1. We need to
pre-process the version string returned by gdb as some distros tend to
prefix it with their name.

This feature depends on CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO.

CC: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>
CC: linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
---
 Makefile                   |    5 ++++-
 scripts/Makefile           |    3 ++-
 scripts/gdb/Makefile       |    9 +++++++++
 scripts/gdb/utils.py       |   17 +++++++++++++++++
 scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py |   22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 5 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 scripts/gdb/Makefile
 create mode 100644 scripts/gdb/utils.py
 create mode 100644 scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py

Comments

Tom Tromey Feb. 13, 2013, 9:43 p.m. UTC | #1
>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com> writes:

Jan> +if gdb_version < "7.1":
Jan> +	print "NOTE: gdb 7.1 or later required for Linux helper scripts " \
Jan> +	      "to work."

FWIW you can just directly feature-test for the things you know you need.
Like:  if not hasattr(gdb, 'parse_and_eval'): ...
In this case, 7.1 is old enough that it probably doesn't matter.
For newer things, though, it is better to feature-test because distros
sometimes forward-port patches, so the version number isn't a reliable
indicator.

Tom
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diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 2d3c92c..f0d2b2d 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -774,6 +774,9 @@  endif
 ifdef CONFIG_BUILD_DOCSRC
 	$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=Documentation
 endif
+ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO
+	$(Q)ln -fsn $(srctree)/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
+endif
 	+$(call if_changed,link-vmlinux)
 
 # The actual objects are generated when descending, 
@@ -1019,7 +1022,7 @@  MRPROPER_FILES += .config .config.old .version .old_version $(version_h) \
 		  Module.symvers tags TAGS cscope* GPATH GTAGS GRTAGS GSYMS \
 		  signing_key.priv signing_key.x509 x509.genkey		\
 		  extra_certificates signing_key.x509.keyid		\
-		  signing_key.x509.signer
+		  signing_key.x509.signer vmlinux-gdb.py
 
 # clean - Delete most, but leave enough to build external modules
 #
diff --git a/scripts/Makefile b/scripts/Makefile
index 01e7adb..3204b91 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile
+++ b/scripts/Makefile
@@ -37,6 +37,7 @@  subdir-$(CONFIG_MODVERSIONS) += genksyms
 subdir-y                     += mod
 subdir-$(CONFIG_SECURITY_SELINUX) += selinux
 subdir-$(CONFIG_DTC)         += dtc
+subdir-$(CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO)  += gdb
 
 # Let clean descend into subdirs
-subdir-	+= basic kconfig package selinux
+subdir-	+= basic kconfig package selinux gdb
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/Makefile b/scripts/gdb/Makefile
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..34ccd06
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/gdb/Makefile
@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@ 
+always := gdb-scripts
+
+$(obj)/gdb-scripts:
+ifneq ($(KBUILD_SRC),)
+	$(Q)ln -fsn $(srctree)/$(obj)/*.py $(objtree)/$(obj)
+endif
+	@:
+
+clean-files := *.pyc $(if $(KBUILD_SRC),*.py)
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/utils.py b/scripts/gdb/utils.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f75eae6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/gdb/utils.py
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@ 
+#
+# gdb helper commands and functions for Linux kernel debugging
+#
+#  common utilities
+#
+# Copyright (c) Siemens AG, 2011-2013
+#
+# Authors:
+#  Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
+#
+# This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2.
+#
+
+import gdb
+import re
+
+gdb_version = re.sub("^[^0-9]*", "", gdb.VERSION)
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py b/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bcb45cc
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@ 
+#
+# gdb helper commands and functions for Linux kernel debugging
+#
+#  loader module
+#
+# Copyright (c) Siemens AG, 2012
+#
+# Authors:
+#  Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
+#
+# This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2.
+#
+
+import os
+
+sys.path = [ os.path.dirname(__file__) + "/scripts/gdb" ] + sys.path
+
+from utils import gdb_version
+
+if gdb_version < "7.1":
+	print "NOTE: gdb 7.1 or later required for Linux helper scripts " \
+	      "to work."