Patchwork [7/9] Allocate minimal symbols with malloc

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Submitter Tom Tromey
Date March 7, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
Message ID <20190307205709.21919-8-tom@tromey.com>
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Permalink /patch/31777/
State New
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Tom Tromey - March 7, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
Currently, minimal symbols are allocated on the per-BFD obstack.
However, it is also possible for multiple symbol readers to create
minimal symbols for a given objfile.  In this case, the minimal
symbols will be reallocated on the obstack, leading to some waste of
storage.

This is a memory leak, but I think it won't be caught by tools like
valgrind, because valgrind doesn't know about obstacks.

This patch fixes the problem by using malloc to allocate the storage
for minimal symbols.

gdb/ChangeLog
2019-03-07  Tom Tromey  <tom@tromey.com>

	* objfiles.h (struct objfile_per_bfd_storage) <msymbols>: Now a
	unique_xmalloc_ptr.
	(objfile::msymbols_range::begin, objfile::msymbols_range::end):
	Update.
	* minsyms.c (lookup_minimal_symbol_by_pc_section)
	(build_minimal_symbol_hash_tables)
	(minimal_symbol_reader::install): Update.
---
 gdb/ChangeLog  | 10 ++++++++++
 gdb/minsyms.c  | 25 ++++++++++++-------------
 gdb/objfiles.h | 10 ++++------
 3 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/gdb/minsyms.c b/gdb/minsyms.c
index d937e5d2a99..f86105db7ee 100644
--- a/gdb/minsyms.c
+++ b/gdb/minsyms.c
@@ -735,7 +735,7 @@  lookup_minimal_symbol_by_pc_section (CORE_ADDR pc_in, struct obj_section *sectio
 	{
 	  int best_zero_sized = -1;
 
-          msymbol = objfile->per_bfd->msymbols;
+          msymbol = objfile->per_bfd->msymbols.get ();
 	  lo = 0;
 	  hi = objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count - 1;
 
@@ -1291,7 +1291,7 @@  build_minimal_symbol_hash_tables (struct objfile *objfile)
 
   /* Now, (re)insert the actual entries.  */
   for ((i = objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count,
-	msym = objfile->per_bfd->msymbols);
+	msym = objfile->per_bfd->msymbols.get ());
        i > 0;
        i--, msym++)
     {
@@ -1356,14 +1356,16 @@  minimal_symbol_reader::install ()
       alloc_count = m_msym_count + m_objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count;
       obstack_blank (&m_objfile->per_bfd->storage_obstack,
 		     alloc_count * sizeof (struct minimal_symbol));
-      msymbols = (struct minimal_symbol *)
-	obstack_base (&m_objfile->per_bfd->storage_obstack);
+      gdb::unique_xmalloc_ptr<minimal_symbol>
+	msym_holder (XNEWVEC (minimal_symbol, alloc_count));
+      msymbols = msym_holder.get ();
 
       /* Copy in the existing minimal symbols, if there are any.  */
 
       if (m_objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count)
-	memcpy ((char *) msymbols, (char *) m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols,
-	    m_objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count * sizeof (struct minimal_symbol));
+	memcpy (msymbols, m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols.get (),
+		m_objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count
+		* sizeof (struct minimal_symbol));
 
       /* Walk through the list of minimal symbol bunches, adding each symbol
          to the new contiguous array of symbols.  Note that we start with the
@@ -1389,19 +1391,16 @@  minimal_symbol_reader::install ()
          no longer using.  */
 
       mcount = compact_minimal_symbols (msymbols, mcount, m_objfile);
-
-      ssize_t shrink_bytes
-	= (mcount + 1 - alloc_count) * sizeof (struct minimal_symbol);
-      obstack_blank_fast (&m_objfile->per_bfd->storage_obstack, shrink_bytes);
-      msymbols = (struct minimal_symbol *)
-	obstack_finish (&m_objfile->per_bfd->storage_obstack);
+      msym_holder.reset (XRESIZEVEC (struct minimal_symbol,
+				     msym_holder.release (),
+				     mcount));
 
       /* Attach the minimal symbol table to the specified objfile.
          The strings themselves are also located in the storage_obstack
          of this objfile.  */
 
       m_objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count = mcount;
-      m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols = msymbols;
+      m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols = std::move (msym_holder);
 
       /* Now build the hash tables; we can't do this incrementally
          at an earlier point since we weren't finished with the obstack
diff --git a/gdb/objfiles.h b/gdb/objfiles.h
index 709525ae5af..d03a8b608b3 100644
--- a/gdb/objfiles.h
+++ b/gdb/objfiles.h
@@ -281,11 +281,9 @@  struct objfile_per_bfd_storage
      name and a zero value for the address.  This makes it easy to walk
      through the array when passed a pointer to somewhere in the middle
      of it.  There is also a count of the number of symbols, which does
-     not include the terminating null symbol.  The array itself, as well
-     as all the data that it points to, should be allocated on the
-     objfile_obstack for this file.  */
+     not include the terminating null symbol.  */
 
-  minimal_symbol *msymbols = NULL;
+  gdb::unique_xmalloc_ptr<minimal_symbol> msymbols;
   int minimal_symbol_count = 0;
 
   /* The number of minimal symbols read, before any minimal symbol
@@ -374,13 +372,13 @@  struct objfile
 
     minimal_symbol_iterator begin () const
     {
-      return minimal_symbol_iterator (m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols);
+      return minimal_symbol_iterator (m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols.get ());
     }
 
     minimal_symbol_iterator end () const
     {
       return minimal_symbol_iterator
-	(m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols
+	(m_objfile->per_bfd->msymbols.get ()
 	 + m_objfile->per_bfd->minimal_symbol_count);
     }