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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: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:44:35 +0300

> From: Gemini Lasswell <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:22:36 -0700
> 
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > 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?
> 
> Apparently so.  I set up a single-threaded situation where I could
> redefine a function while exec_byte_code was running it, and got a
> segfault.  I've gained some insights from debugging this version of the
> bug which I will put into a separate email.

If this is the case, then I think we should protect the definition of
a running function from GC, in some way, either by making sure it is
referenced by some stack-based Lisp object, even in heavily optimized
code (e.g., by using 'volatile' qualifiers); or by some other method
that will ensure that definition is marked and not swept.





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