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Re: libgo patch committed: Adjust libbacktrace PC value in runtime_callers callback

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:03 PM,  <> wrote:
> On 04/17/2015 01:29 PM, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>> The libbacktrace library returns a PC that was (usually) decremented
>> to be part of the call instruction.  The Go code that uses
>> runtime.Callers does not expect this, and Go code that adjusts the PC
>> value, such as libgo/go/runtime/pprof/pprof.go, can get fooled by it.
>> This leads to GCC PRs 64999 and 65180.
> There are a couple of bugs in libsanitizer with symptoms similar to
> those noted in 65180: 65749 and the related 65479. I've been looking
> into these but don't have a patch yet. What I've found is that using
> the decremented PC leads to the wrong line numbers on some targets
> (e.g, powerpc) while using the correct PC causes the same problem on
> others (such as x86_64) as a result of differences in the DWARF line
> programs emitted on these targets.

I don't know what your options are for libsanitizer.  For libgo I am
somewhat constrained by not wanting to vary too far from the master
library.  That causes problems because the master library thinks that
a single PC value can represent a function/file/line, which is not
correct in the presence of inlined functions.

If libsanitizer is also using a single PC value, then there isn't much
you can do.  But if libsanitizer can work with the full
function/file/line information returned by backtrace_full, then I
think you should always have the correct information even if the
precisely correct PC is difficult to know.


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