Subject: Re: race condition in pthread write()?
To: Nathan J. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Karl Janmar <email@example.com>
Date: 02/11/2003 23:44:49
On 11 Feb 2003, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> Karl Janmar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Here is some more data:
> > (gdb) info thread
> > 5 Thread 0 0x485700f7 in poll () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> > 4 Thread 21 0x4857008b in select () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> > 3 Thread 22 0x4857013f in nanosleep () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> > 2 Thread 69 0x4857013f in nanosleep () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> > * 1 Thread 70 0x482e5f65 in write () from /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0
> > (gdb) thread ex all
> > 0x48fc0000: thread 70 in kernel
> > 0x48f80000: thread 69 in kernel
> > 0x48f40000: thread 22 in kernel
> > 0x48b40000: thread 21 in kernel
> > 0xbfbc0000: thread 0 in kernel
> OK. All the userland threads are sleeping in the kernel (actually,
> they probably woke up from their original system call, tried to
> deliver a UNBLOCKED upcall, and are sleeping waiting for a stack to
> become avaliable). The fact that there's still a thread consuming CPU
> probably means another bug in libpthread.. possibly in the
> resolve_locks dance in pthread_sa.c; more likely a spinlock count is
> going negative somewhere, which will confuse the resolve_locks algorithm.
> This is i386, right (guessing from the address of thread 0)? I'll send
> you some additional debugging tools in a little bit.
> > If I get the point the sa_nstacks is running out because the stacks aren't
> > recycle properly, so someware in kern_sa.c it "leaks stacks"?
> That's one possibility... more likely, though, is that the userland
> code is wedged in a state where it doesn't get around to recycling the
> used stacks back to the kernel.
> - Nathan
Okej, after looking in sa_getcachelwp():
what is /* XXX lock sadata */
and /* XXX unlock */
maybe this has something to do with the problem??
a race condition after all??