Commit 2b514827 authored by Jan Kiszka's avatar Jan Kiszka Committed by Linus Torvalds

scripts/gdb: add cache for type objects

Type lookups are very slow in gdb-python which is often noticeable when
iterating over a number of objects.  Introduce the helper class CachedType
that keeps a reference to a gdb.Type object but also refreshes it after an
object file has been loaded.
Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka's avatarJan 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: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 3ee7b3fa
#
# 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
class CachedType:
def __init__(self, name):
self._type = None
self._name = name
def _new_objfile_handler(self, event):
self._type = None
gdb.events.new_objfile.disconnect(self._new_objfile_handler)
def get_type(self):
if self._type is None:
self._type = gdb.lookup_type(self._name)
if self._type is None:
raise gdb.GdbError(
"cannot resolve type '{0}'".format(self._name))
if hasattr(gdb, 'events') and hasattr(gdb.events, 'new_objfile'):
gdb.events.new_objfile.connect(self._new_objfile_handler)
return self._type
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