Workshop talk to be presented at KLEE 2022

Abstract

Debuggers rely on compiler-produced metadata to present correct variable values and line numbers in the source language. While this tends to work for unoptimised programs, current compilers either throw away or corrupt debugging info in optimised programs. Current approaches for testing debug info rely on manual test cases or only reach a small portion of the compiler. In this preliminary work, we symbolically execute unoptimised and optimised versions of a program which are then checked for debug info consistency. We expect this to allow testing correctness of debug info generation across a much larger portion of the compiler.