Author: Luís Ferreira <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2021 17:36:59 +0000
posts: Add 'SAOC LLDB D integration: 12th Weekly Update'
Signed-off-by: Luís Ferreira <[email protected]>
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diff --git a/content/posts/d-saoc-2021-11.md b/content/posts/d-saoc-2021-11.md
@@ -64,4 +64,5 @@ I haven't finished the type wrapper to represent a D type, due to those
decoupling issues. I will hopefully finish the implementation next week and try
to have some simple output on the LLDB side.
-Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-10/).
+Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-10/) and the [next
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+title: 'SAOC LLDB D integration: 12th Weekly Update'
+tags: ['saoc', 'saoc2021', 'dlang', 'llvm', 'lldb', 'debug', 'debugging', 'dwarf']
+description: "This post describes what I've done on the 12th week of the
+Symmetry Autumn of Code 2021, including follow up updates on the LLVM patches
+continuation of decoupling of clang-specific code on LLDB interfaces and
+finishing implementation of D basic types."
+Hi D community!
+I'm here again, to describe what I've done during the twelfth week of Symmetry
+Autumn of Code.
+## LLVM upstream follow up update
+Two more patches in the D demangling patch train got merged!
+After getting my testsuite working reasonably well, I self merged those two
+accepted patches. I've contacted some LLVM members to figure out why buildbots
+were not reproducing my errors, and it seems some tests are not running on
+their testsuite, hence the error.
+I also amended some existing patches, accordingly with reviews.
+## Finishing implementation of basic types and continuing decoupling Clang-specific code
+I finished the implementation I had in mind to support at least one basic type
+(I choose boolean, just for testing it, being straightforward to implement the
+rest) with a Type wrapper called `DType`. Although, I'm not getting any output
+from the DWARF parser and `ParseTypeFromDWARF` function is not being called at
+all. I checked other language implementations, like Golang, but they are very
+outdated. I assume there is yet another entangled clang-specific stuff I still
+need to figure out or something I'm missing.
+You can see the changes here:
+I made one more patch to move forward with clang-specific decoupling, in order
+to be able to support custom languages:
+I have more changes uncommitted that needs some tuning, including a DWARF to
+LLDB encoding helper, needed by language DWARF AST Parsers.
+## Simple Continuous Integration for LLDB-d
+I've been tinkering with some custom continuous integration for my llvm tree to
+provide automated builds to the community to test. So, I moved the repository
+to a new organization just to be able to have organization-wide self-hosted
+machines on Github actions. I already have a successful action working but it
+takes around 4h to complete, not including the actual testsuite, so I still
+need to revaluate the workflow and probably choose self-hosted machines for
+fast builds. Here are the workflows, if you are interested:
+## What is next?
+I will try to figure out why my current approach is not working as expected and
+if I get a successful output, I will start working on the DWARF dump system.
+Read about the [previous week](../d-saoc-2021-11/).