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[debbugs-tracker] bug#13611: closed (SEGV during SMOB GC)

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#13611: closed (SEGV during SMOB GC)
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:44:02 +0000

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: SEGV during SMOB GC Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 12:51:40 -0800 (PST)

I have a reproducible SEGV during GC of SMOBs on Guile 2.0.7.
It was also present in 2.0.6.

To reproduce compile main.c as 

$ gcc -std=gnu99 -shared -o smobbug.so -Wall -Wextra `pkg-config guile-2.0 
--cflags --libs` -fPIC main.c

Then with

;; At the repl, load the lib

 (use-modules (smobbug))
;; Make a SMOB to be GC'd

;; Trigger a GC from the GC thread
 (string-length (make-string 10000000))

This gives

  Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
  [Switching to Thread 0xb7d98b40 (LWP 20488)]
  0xb7f251ab in smob_mark (addr=0x8608ff0, mark_stack_ptr=0xb7d90308, 
      mark_stack_limit=0xb7d982f0, env=0) at smob.c:325
  325           SCM_I_CURRENT_THREAD->current_mark_stack_ptr = mark_stack_ptr;

Here's what's happening internally.  When Guile starts up, it creates 3
* Initial thread
* GC thread from scm_storage_prehistory GC_INIT()
* signal delivery thread

That second thread is the one from which automatic garbage collection
occurs.  The way that thread gets created, it has an
scm_i_current_thread == NULL, apparently.

So dereferencing scm_i_current_thread causes null dereference.
And smob_mark() will dereference scm_i_current_thread when collecting a
smob with a mark function.


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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#13611: SEGV during SMOB GC Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:42:38 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)
On Fri 01 Mar 2013 18:02, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> AFAICS, commit 01b69e7 fixes the problem for me.  I tested with your
> test-smob-mark.c program, both with a 7.2ish and 7.3ish libgc.
> Can you confirm that it works for you, and commit your test case with
> the changes as discussed on the list?

Changes committed, closing bug.  Thanks, all!


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