I am interested if I understood correctly as to how DTrace handles
variables. Given a D script, the compiler transforms it in a DOF, which
comprises of the header, array of section headers, loadable sections' data
and unloadable sections' data. The data contains DIFOs. Each DIFO stores a
compiled DIF -- including it's variable tables. Since a variable table is
of type struct dtrace_difv, this is where all the variables would be stored
-- the global scoped, thread-local and clause-local variables.
So using a clause-local variable here such as this->foo would generate a
DIF represented variable with it's name index in the dtdo_strtab, it's
identifier, kind(scalar in this case), scope -- which in this case would be
DIFV_SCOPE_LOCAL and it's flags.
Am I correct to assume that the highest possible variable identifier each
script can have is 2^16 - 1 -- or 0xFFFF? If one were to change the highest
possible identifier, are there any subtleties that would arise as problems?
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