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debug info generated for functions that are not emitted #11717

llvmbot opened this issue Nov 9, 2011 · 3 comments

debug info generated for functions that are not emitted #11717

llvmbot opened this issue Nov 9, 2011 · 3 comments
bugzilla clang:codegen


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@llvmbot llvmbot commented Nov 9, 2011

Bugzilla Link 11345
Resolution FIXED
Resolved on Jan 23, 2012 19:13
Version trunk
OS Linux
Reporter LLVM Bugzilla Contributor
CC @echristo,@nico

Extended Description

Consider this testcase:

class locale {
void _M_add_reference() const throw() {
class ios_base {
locale _M_ios_locale;
class Init {
static ios_base::Init __ioinit;

When built without debug info, GCC and clang agree, the resulting assembly is:
.local _ZL8__ioinit
.comm _ZL8__ioinit,1,1

but where things get exciting is the debug info. Besides the filename/directory/compiler identifier, the strings that GCC emits are

.string "Init"
.string "__ioinit"

which makes sense, there's one object named __ioinit of type Init (technically "ios_base::Init", so emitting that would be fine too). Clang emits:

.ascii "__ioinit"
.zero 1
.ascii "_ZL8__ioinit"
.zero 1
.ascii "Init"
.zero 1
.ascii "_M_ios_locale"
.zero 1
.ascii "_ZNK6locale16_M_add_referenceEv"
.zero 1
.ascii "_M_add_reference"
.zero 1
.ascii "locale"
.zero 1
.ascii "ios_base"
.zero 1

Yow! We never emitted code for any of those functions at the very least. My estimate is that this is causing about 60% of the extra strings. (Only an estimate because there are other sources of differences, such as clang emitting all case names for a given enum, while gcc only emits the used ones. I consider clang's behaviour better.)

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@echristo echristo commented Nov 9, 2011

Well, that's heinous. We should come up with some way to deal with that.

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@llvmbot llvmbot commented Nov 30, 2011

These strings, except _ZNK6locale16_M_add_referenceEv, are used for method declaration descriptions. One way to filter them would be following untested patch, if Nick's measurement indicates overall win.

Index: lib/CodeGen/CGDebugInfo.cpp

--- lib/CodeGen/CGDebugInfo.cpp (revision 145502)
+++ lib/CodeGen/CGDebugInfo.cpp (working copy)
@@ -867,7 +867,7 @@
E = RD->method_end(); I != E; ++I) {
const CXXMethodDecl *Method = *I;

  • if (Method->isImplicit() && !Method->isUsed())
  • if (Method->isImplicit()) // && !Method->isUsed())

    EltTys.push_back(CreateCXXMemberFunction(Method, Unit, RecordTy));

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@echristo echristo commented Jan 24, 2012

Fixed this last week.

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