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RE: G++ guru's please comment - Re: FW: pthread_create problem in Cygwin 1.1.8-2]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor []
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 11:31:57AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> I wouldn't expect the stack pointer to be screwed up.  I'd expect that
> the *stack* is screwed up.  I don't believe that the ecx 
> register should
> be preserved across function calls so I don't know why this 
> would mater.

Doh! Ask me how many years since I wrote assembly.... please :]

Well, the exception occurs on the last line here (Intel format cause I'm
reading intel doco).

call   0x404c98 <sched_yield>
mov    %eax,DWORD PTR [%ebp-100]
add    %eax,4
mov    %edx,DWORD PTR [%eax]
mov    %ecx,DWORD PTR [%edx]
mov    DWORD PTR [%eax],%ecx

As you can see, no stack references :[. And the crash doesn't occur if
the thread doesn't lose the processor.

Now the registers should be saved when context switch's occur, so I
don't believe the corruption occurs during that section of code, but

first thread setsup the try{}, returning an exception handler context.
main runs, starts second thread
second thread is started, it sets up it's try{}, and recieves the _sames
context_, yields.
first thread completes, exits the try{}, trashing the exception handler

I'm not going to look into this any alonger. IMO it's the
__get_eh_context function in g++ which I know nothing about, and don't
have a debug version built. I hopped on this initially to see if it was
a pthreads issue... 

If it does turn out to be cygwin threads, rather than a non-reentrant
library function, I'm happy to look at it again.
> Yep.  Probably.  Somebody should try that.

> cgf


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