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bug#33014: 26.1.50; 27.0.50; Fatal error after re-evaluating a thread's

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#33014: 26.1.50; 27.0.50; Fatal error after re-evaluating a thread's function
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:25:21 +0300

> From: Gemini Lasswell <address@hidden>
> Cc: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:46:36 -0700
> My knowledge of what gcc does and how the code it generates works is
> superficial, but I don't see why an optimizer would find it necessary to
> save the following values:
> - The value of 'fun' in Ffuncall after it is used as an argument for
>   funcall_lambda.
> - The value of 'fun' in funcall_lambda after it is used to calculate
>   the arguments to exec_byte_code.
> - The value of 'vector' in exec_byte_code after the calculation of
>   vectorp.

There are calling frames as well.  For GC to pay attention to a Lisp
object, it is enough to have that object _somewhere_ on the stack.

Anyway, are you saying that stack marking doesn't work in optimized
code?  We've been using this technique for the last 17 years without
problems; why would the fact that we have more than one thread change
that?  The same arguments you submit are valid for a single-threaded
Emacs, right?

I think the chance of something like what you describe to happen here
are small, and we shouldn't throw in the towel so quickly.  I don't
think we've exhausted all the other possibilities, not yet.

> gdb shows a value for fun in frame 11, but when I try to print
> XIL(0x7fecdacdc468) it complains about it being an invalid lisp object,
> and then the result of "info frame 11" shows some similar values,
> so I'm thinking gdb is confused:

It's quite possible that GDB is not confused, and you've found some
evidence of the problem.

How did you try to print XIL(0x7fecdacdc468)?  Maybe we should take a
good look at this object.

> I haven't figured out how to get gdb to print the Lisp backtrace of one
> thread while execution is stopped in a different one.

You can't, AFAIR.  The code that helps us produce a Lisp backtrace
doesn't work in that case.

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