Jim Meyering wrote:
Sometimes happens for me, but with different tools, my own particularly.
Dmitry Sivachenko wrote:
I am using coreutils-8.12 on FreeBSD-7.2 (compiled from FreeBSD ports).
When I use --parallel option, I frequently (not always, but often) get
the following error:
Fatal error 'mutex is on list' at line XXX in file
/usr/src/lib/libthr/thread/thr_mutex.c (errno = 0)
and sort aborts.
Is it a known issue?
This is the first I've heard of that problem
Is it FreeBSD-specific?
Seems FreeBSD's pthread_mutex_init does not clear the memory, and then
may be possible situation when random mutex data interfere with
memset(&mutex, 0, sizeof(mutex)) before pthread_mutex_init fixes
the problem for me.