Initial support for dumping DWARF corresponding to Swift code

The DWARF data for Swift code has a top-level DW_TAG_module DIE as the
child of the DW_TAG_compile_unit DIE and the parent of the
DW_TAG_subprogram DIEs that dump_syms uses to locate functions.
dump_syms needs to process DW_TAG_module DIEs as introducing nested
scopes to make it work with Swift.

This also reworks demangling to be language-specific, so that the C++
demangler isn't invoked when processing Swift code. The DWARF data for
Swift code presents its mangled names in the same form as used for C++
(DW_AT_MIPS_linkage_name or DW_AT_linkage_name) but the mangling is
Swift-specific (beginning with _T instead of _Z). There is no
programmatic interface to a Swift name demangler as an analogue to C++'s
__cxa_demangle(), so mangled Swift names are exposed as-is. Xcode's
"xcrun swift-demangle" can be used to post-process these mangled Swift
names on macOS.

Support for mangled names presented in a DW_AT_linkage_name attribute,
as used by DWARF 4, is added. This supersedes the earlier use of


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Breakpad is a set of client and server components which implement a crash-reporting system.

Getting started (from master)

  1. First, download depot_tools and ensure that they’re in your PATH.

  2. Create a new directory for checking out the source code (it must be named breakpad).

    mkdir breakpad && cd breakpad
  3. Run the fetch tool from depot_tools to download all the source repos.

    fetch breakpad
    cd src
  4. Build the source.

    ./configure && make

    You can also cd to another directory and run configure from there to build outside the source tree.

    This will build the processor tools (src/processor/minidump_stackwalk, src/processor/minidump_dump, etc), and when building on Linux it will also build the client libraries and some tools (src/tools/linux/dump_syms/dump_syms, src/tools/linux/md2core/minidump-2-core, etc).

  5. Optionally, run tests.

    make check
  6. Optionally, install the built libraries

    make install

If you need to reconfigure your build be sure to run make distclean first.

To update an existing checkout to a newer revision, you can git pull as usual, but then you should run gclient sync to ensure that the dependent repos are up-to-date.

To request change review

  1. Follow the steps above to get the source and build it.

  2. Make changes. Build and test your changes. For core code like processor use methods above. For linux/mac/windows, there are test targets in each project file.

  3. Commit your changes to your local repo and upload them to the server. e.g. git commit ... && git cl upload ... You will be prompted for credential and a description.

  4. At you'll find your issue listed; click on it, then “Add reviewer”, and enter in the code reviewer. Depending on your settings, you may not see an email, but the reviewer has been notified with always CC’d.