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[RFAv2,3/3] Document 'set print frame-info|frame-arguments presence'.

Message ID 20190511185603.17231-4-philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be
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Philippe Waroquiers May 11, 2019, 6:56 p.m. UTC
 gdb/NEWS            | 13 ++++++++++
 gdb/doc/ChangeLog   |  5 ++++
 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 58 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 3 files changed, 73 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


Eli Zaretskii May 11, 2019, 7:18 p.m. UTC | #1
> From: Philippe Waroquiers <philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be>
> Cc: Philippe Waroquiers <philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be>
> Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 20:56:03 +0200
> ---
>  gdb/NEWS            | 13 ++++++++++
>  gdb/doc/ChangeLog   |  5 ++++
>  gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 58 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  3 files changed, 73 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/gdb/NEWS b/gdb/NEWS
index 288615b8cd..b766d4394e 100644
--- a/gdb/NEWS
+++ b/gdb/NEWS
@@ -46,6 +46,19 @@  show print max-depth
   The default max-depth is 20, but this can be set to unlimited to get
   the old behavior back.
+set print frame-info [short-location|location|location-and-address
+                        |source-and-location|source-line|auto]
+show print frame-info
+  This controls what frame information is printed by the commands printing
+  a frame.  This setting will e.g. influence the behaviour of 'backtrace',
+  'frame', stepi.  The python frame filtering also respect this setting.
+* Changed commands
+set print frame-arguments
+  The new value 'presence' indicates to only indicate the presence of
+  arguments using ..., instead of printing argument names and values.
 *** Changes in GDB 8.3
 * GDB and GDBserver now support access to additional registers on
diff --git a/gdb/doc/ChangeLog b/gdb/doc/ChangeLog
index fe7f33ba7b..b252f066c0 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/ChangeLog
+++ b/gdb/doc/ChangeLog
@@ -12840,3 +12840,8 @@  fill-column: 74
 version-control: never
 coding: utf-8
+2019-05-04  Philippe Waroquiers  <philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be>
+	* gdb.texinfo (Print Settings): Document 'set|show print frame-info'.
+	(Backtraces): Reference 'set print frame-info'.
diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index 1fb4e3df6a..f1f0a98d8c 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -7554,6 +7554,8 @@  The value of parameter @code{data} in frame 1 has been replaced by
 only if it is a scalar (integer, pointer, enumeration, etc).  See command
 @kbd{set print frame-arguments} in @ref{Print Settings} for more details
 on how to configure the way function parameter values are printed.
+The command @kbd{set print frame-info} (@pxref{Print Settings}) controls
+what frame information is printed.
 @cindex optimized out, in backtrace
 @cindex function call arguments, optimized out
@@ -10385,7 +10387,7 @@  If the number is 0, then the printing is unlimited.
 @cindex printing frame argument values
 @cindex print all frame argument values
 @cindex print frame argument values for scalars only
-@cindex do not print frame argument values
+@cindex do not print frame arguments
 This command allows to control how the values of arguments are printed
 when the debugger prints a frame (@pxref{Frames}).  The possible
 values are:
@@ -10413,6 +10415,17 @@  is replaced by @code{@dots{}}.  In this case, the example above now becomes:
 #1  0x08048361 in call_me (i=@dots{}, s=@dots{}, ss=@dots{}, u=@dots{}, e=@dots{})
   at frame-args.c:23
 @end smallexample
+@item presence
+Only the presence of arguments is indicated by @code{@dots{}}.
+The @code{@dots{}} are not printed for function without any arguments.
+None of the argument names and values are printed.
+In this case, the example above now becomes:
+#1  0x08048361 in call_me (@dots{}) at frame-args.c:23
+@end smallexample
 @end table
 By default, only scalar arguments are printed.  This command can be used
@@ -10423,8 +10436,8 @@  information printed in each frame, making the backtrace more readable.
 Also, it improves performance when displaying Ada frames, because
 the computation of large arguments can sometimes be CPU-intensive,
 especially in large applications.  Setting @code{print frame-arguments}
-to @code{scalars} (the default) or @code{none} avoids this computation,
-thus speeding up the display of each Ada frame.
+to @code{scalars} (the default), @code{none} or @code{presence} avoids
+this computation, thus speeding up the display of each Ada frame.
 @item show print frame-arguments
 Show how the value of arguments should be displayed when printing a frame.
@@ -10556,6 +10569,45 @@  entry resolution see @ref{set debug entry-values}.
 Show the method being used for printing of frame argument values at function
+@item set print frame-info @var{value}
+@kindex set print frame-info
+@cindex printing frame information
+@cindex frame information, printing
+This command allows to control the information printed when
+the debugger prints a frame.  See @ref{Frames}, @ref{Backtrace},
+for a general explanation about frames and frame information.
+Note that some other settings (such as @code{set print frame-arguments}
+and @code{set print address}) are also influencing if and how some frame
+information is displayed.  In particular, the frame program counter is never
+printed if @code{set print address} is off.
+The possible values for @code{set print frame-info} are:
+@table @code
+@item short-location
+Print the frame level, the program counter (if not at the
+beginning of the location source line), the function, the function
+@item location
+Same as @code{short-location} but also print the source file and source line
+@item location-and-address
+Same as @code{location} but print the program counter even if located at the
+beginning of the location source line.
+@item source-line
+Print the program counter (if not at the beginning of the location
+source line), the line number and the source line.
+@item source-and-location
+Print what @code{location} and @code{source-line} are printing.
+@item auto
+The information printed for a frame is decided automatically
+by the @value{GDBN} command that prints a frame.
+For example, @code{frame} prints the information printed by
+@code{source-and-location} while @code{stepi} will switch between
+@code{source-line} and @code{source-and-location} depending on the program
+The default value is @code{auto}.
+@end table
 @item set print repeats @var{number-of-repeats}
 @itemx set print repeats unlimited
 @cindex repeated array elements