runtime: add precise stack scan support
This CL adds support of precise stack scan using stack maps to
the runtime. The stack maps are generated by the compiler (if
supported). Each safepoint is associated with a (real or dummy)
landing pad, and its "type info" in the exception table is a
pointer to the stack map. When a stack is scanned, the stack map
is found by the stack unwinding code by inspecting the exception
For precise stack scan we need to unwind the stack. There are
- If a goroutine is scanning its own stack, it can unwind the
stack and scan the frames.
- If a goroutine is scanning another, stopped, goroutine, it
cannot directly unwind the target stack. We handle this by
switching (runtime.gogo) to the target g, letting it unwind
and scan the stack, and switch back.
- If we are scanning a goroutine that is blocked in a syscall,
we send a signal to the target goroutine's thread, and let the
signal handler unwind and scan the stack. Extra care is needed
as this races with enter/exit syscall.
Currently this is only implemented on linux.
Reviewed-by: Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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