Description

GetG returns information on the G (goroutine) that is executing on this thread.

The G structure for a thread is stored in thread local storage. Here we simply calculate the address and read and parse the G struct.

We cannot simply use the allg linked list in order to find the M that represents the given OS thread and follow its G pointer because on Darwin mach ports are not universal, so our port for this thread would not map to the `id` attribute of the M structure. Also, when linked against libc, Go prefers the libc version of clone as opposed to the runtime version. This has the consequence of not setting M.id for any thread, regardless of OS.

In order to get around all this craziness, we read the address of the G structure for the current thread from the thread local storage area.

GetG is referenced in 1 repository

github.com/derekparker/delve