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* [Bug symtab/30822] New: [gdb/symtab] Handle cyclic DIE references
@ 2023-09-04 11:41 vries at gcc dot
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From: vries at gcc dot @ 2023-09-04 11:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
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            Bug ID: 30822
           Summary: [gdb/symtab] Handle cyclic DIE references
           Product: gdb
           Version: HEAD
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: symtab
          Assignee: unassigned at sourceware dot org
          Reporter: vries at gcc dot
  Target Milestone: ---

There are a few fixes in place in gdb/dwarf2/read.c that deal with
self-referencing DIEs:
$ grep -i self-ref gdb/dwarf2/read.c
              /* Handle DIE with self-reference.  */
      /* Self-referential typedefs are, it seems, not allowed by the DWARF
      complaint (_("Self-referential DW_TAG_typedef "
              /* Self-reference, we're done.  */
        /* Self-reference, we're done.  */
      /* Self-reference, we're done.  */

These prevent either a hang or running out of stack.

The generic case of cyclic DIE references (for instance DIE A references DIE B,
DIE B references DIE A) hasn't been solved though.

Tom Tromey mentioned using a tortoise/hare approach to detect the cycles here ( ).

See's_tortoise_and_hare .

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