Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/stdlib
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: source-changes
Date: 03/04/2003 22:04:31
>Log Message:
>Fix lib/20558:
>A dynamically linked program invokes the rtld cleanup routine via
>an atexit handler.  This rtld cleanup routine invokes _fini() for
>shared libraries, which in-turn invoke __cxa_finalize() with their
>DSO handle.  By luck, this happens to work okay for non-threaded
>programs, but for a threaded program, this leads to deadlock (sometimes
>manifested as an assertion failure, if the program didn't actually
>create any threads).
>Fixed by teaching __cxa_finalize() that it can be recursively invoked,
>adjusting the handler list manipulation accordingly.

mmm...*MUCH* better.  thanks muchly.  :)

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