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Re: [libc-alpha] mt-application hanging in exit()

Bertold Kolics <Bertold.Kolics@Sun.COM> writes:

> Hi Kaz,
> Thanks for the prompt answer.
> Kaz Kylheku wrote:
>> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Bertold Kolics wrote:
>> [ reformated to 79 cols ]
> I am sorry about that.
>> > I suspect that this race condition only happens if the *only* thing
>> > the thread manager has to do is to send a restart signal to the issuing
>> > thread when servicing a REQ_PROCESS_EXIT request. Otherwise, the thread
>> > manager will send cancel signals to the other threads and thus will give
>> > a chance to the suspend() to finish in the main thread before sending
>> > a restart signal to it.
>> suspend() and restart() are fundamental to all synchronization in
>> LinuxThreads. If they are broken, then the problem is much more serious
>> than hanging in exit() symptom you are seeing, and requires a real fix.
> Then we must have a problem. I can reproduce it each & every time. I have run
> my app under strace using microsec timestamping, and I could see the restart
> signal arriving before the signal mask modification is done inside suspend().

Please send a *small* program that shows the problem,

 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs

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