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authorJan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>2015-02-17 13:46:41 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-02-17 14:34:53 -0800
commitb0fecd8c570310c5041035a94eda7a4610402ace (patch)
parentscripts/gdb: add cache for type objects (diff)
scripts/gdb: add container_of helper and convenience function
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> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@windriver.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> Cc: Ben Widawsky <ben@bwidawsk.net> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2 files changed, 37 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py b/scripts/gdb/linux/utils.py
index f88361130e4c..c9d705b62bfe 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'):
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())
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py b/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
index c1d90cea5288..649584105a72 100644
--- a/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
+++ b/scripts/gdb/vmlinux-gdb.py
@@ -21,3 +21,5 @@ try:
gdb.write("NOTE: gdb 7.2 or later required for Linux helper scripts to "
+ import linux.utils