lin-lwp.c question

Kevin Buettner
Sun Sep 17 19:00:00 GMT 2000

On Sep 17, 11:04pm, Mark Kettenis wrote:

> Anyway, I believe it is pretty safe to remove the assertion.  Feel
> free to check in a patch that does just that.

Something is still wrong.  I've removed the assertion with the following

Index: lin-lwp.c
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/lin-lwp.c,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -p -r1.2 lin-lwp.c
--- lin-lwp.c	2000/09/09 07:54:20	1.2
+++ lin-lwp.c	2000/09/18 01:25:52
@@ -506,9 +506,8 @@ stop_wait_callback (struct lwp_info *lp,
       if (WIFEXITED (status) || WIFSIGNALED (status))
 	  gdb_assert (num_lwps > 1);
-	  gdb_assert (! is_cloned (lp->pid));
 	  gdb_assert (in_thread_list (lp->pid));
 	  if (lp->pid != inferior_pid)
 	    delete_thread (lp->pid);
 	  printf_unfiltered ("[%s exited]\n",

But now I'm seeing assertion failures on the following statement:

 	  gdb_assert (in_thread_list (lp->pid));

I've taken a look at lp->pid on one of these failures and it looks
like a valid LWP.  (Its value is 0x6f6c6f57.) I've taken a look at the
thread list and lp->pid isn't there.  However, in this case, I don't
think it's supposed to be there since the pid values in the thread
list represent threads instead of LWPs.  (They have values like
0xd0156f57 and 0x88016f57.  The thing to note about these values is
that bit 31 is set which indicates that the value is a thread id as
opposed to an LWP id.)

It seems to me that the assert should say something like

 	  gdb_assert (in_thread_list (thread_from_lwp (lp->pid)));

Also, a few lines down the delete_thread() call would have to become

 	    delete_thread (thread_from_lwp (lp->pid));

Except that this won't work because thread_from_lwp is a static
function in thread-db.c and is therefore inaccessible to lin-lwp.c. 
Also, I still don't understand your work well enough yet to know if
this is a sensible suggestion or not.

Stepping back, I think one of the problems with all of this (not your
fault) is that we're trying to overload an poor lowly little int with
far too much information.  As currently structured, our pid values can
either represent plain pids, a pid + an lwp, or a pid + a thread id,
with no provision for representing a pid + an lwp + a thread id.  Not
only is it all very confusing and error prone, but we're very limited
in the range of values that we can use for thread ids, pids, and lwp

In the next day or so, I'm going to post some WIP patches to the list
which attempt to address these problems.  (Warning: the patches are
quite substantial and will potentially break many builds.  I'm trying
to test as well as I can, but there are some platforms and environments
which I simply don't have access to.)


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