Subject: Re: threaded applications randomly crash on -current
To: Frank van der Linden <fvdl@NetBSD.org>
From: Nicolas Joly <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/2004 20:06:34
On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 05:17:28PM +0200, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 04:54:08PM +0200, Nicolas Joly wrote:
> > While trying some bioinfo applications on our amd64 machines running
> > 2.99.10 and 2.0H kernels (we currently run them on Tru64/alpha), i
> > noticed that the threaded ones randomly crash (at least NCBI blast and
> > WashU hmmer).
> > In the meantime, they run flawlessly on other systems i tested, under
> > the same conditions: NetBSD/i386 2.99.10, NetBSD/alpha 2.99.10,
> > Linux/amd64 CentOS-3.3RC1 and Tru64/alpha v5.1.
> Hi Nicolas,
> I have some pthread fixes sitting in my mailbox.. have not had a chance
> to give them a final lookover, but I suspect that you may be seeing
> this issue.
> Wolfgang Solfrank came up with this patch, I'll attach it so that you
> can test it.
Looks very promising !
I'm running the patches for about 2 hours now, and no application
crash ... Previously, it took only a couple of min to hit this
problem. I'll try all night, just to be sure.
Thanks a lot.
Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.