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From: "Rohr, Stephan" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Issue in dwarf2/expr.c
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 16:57:51 +0000	[thread overview]
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Hi all,

I came across a bug in dwarf2/expr.c:177 in function  rw_pieced_value. when reading a pieced value described by DW_OP_piece or DW_OP_bit_piece.

      if (value_type (v) != value_enclosing_type (v))
                internal_error (__FILE__, __LINE__,
                                                _("Should not be able to create a lazy value with "
                                                  "an enclosing type"));

This check can easily be triggered when casting a variable with location described by DW_OP_piece or DW_OP_bit_piece.

A minimal reproducer can be found in gdb/testsuite/gdb.dwarf2/shortpiece.exp, e.g. casting s1 to an array type triggers the error

p (short []) s1

I currently struggle to understand the reasoning for this check. I could think of changing this to

if (TYPE_LENGTH(value_type (v)) > TYPE_LENGTH( value_enclosing_type (v)))
to support the cast operation.

But in general, I'm not sure why this check is needed at all.

I appreciate your feedback.


             reply	other threads:[~2022-04-13 16:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-13 16:57 Rohr, Stephan [this message]
2022-04-14 13:51 ` Andreas Arnez
2022-04-15 20:24   ` Tom Tromey
2022-04-19  6:28     ` Rohr, Stephan

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