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Subject[PATCH v6 03/21] scripts/gdb: Add container_of helper and convenience function
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Provide an internal helper with container_of semantics. As type lookups
are very slow in gdb-python and we need a type "long" for this, cache
the reference to this type object. Then export the helper also as a
convenience function form use at the gdb command line.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
---
scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py | 2 ++
2 files changed, 37 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py b/scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py
index f883611..c9d705b 100644
--- a/scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py
+++ b/scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py
@@ -32,3 +32,38 @@ class CachedType:
if hasattr(gdb, 'events') and hasattr(gdb.events, 'new_objfile'):
gdb.events.new_objfile.connect(self._new_objfile_handler)
return self._type
+
+
+long_type = CachedType("long")
+
+
+def get_long_type():
+ global long_type
+ return long_type.get_type()
+
+
+def offset_of(typeobj, field):
+ element = gdb.Value(0).cast(typeobj)
+ return int(str(element[field].address).split()[0], 16)
+
+
+def container_of(ptr, typeobj, member):
+ return (ptr.cast(get_long_type()) -
+ offset_of(typeobj, member)).cast(typeobj)
+
+
+class ContainerOf(gdb.Function):
+ """Return pointer to containing data structure.
+
+$container_of(PTR, "TYPE", "ELEMENT"): Given PTR, return a pointer to the
+data structure of the type TYPE in which PTR is the address of ELEMENT.
+Note that TYPE and ELEMENT have to be quoted as strings."""
+
+ def __init__(self):
+ super(ContainerOf, self).__init__("container_of")
+
+ def invoke(self, ptr, typename, elementname):
+ return container_of(ptr, gdb.lookup_type(typename.string()).pointer(),
+ elementname.string())
+
+ContainerOf()
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py b/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
index c1d90ce..6495841 100644
--- a/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
+++ b/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
@@ -21,3 +21,5 @@ try:
except:
gdb.write("NOTE: gdb 7.2 or later required for Linux helper scripts to "
"work.\n")
+else:
+ import linux.utils
--
1.8.1.1.298.ge7eed54


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