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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] trace/simple: fix hang in child after fork(2

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] trace/simple: fix hang in child after fork(2)
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:14:18 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.0 (2018-05-17)

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:19:44AM +0100, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
> The simple trace backend spawns a write-out thread which is used to
> asynchronously flush the in-memory ring buffer to disk.
> fork(2) does not clone all threads, only the thread that invoked
> fork(2).  As a result there is no write-out thread in the child process!
> This causes a hang during shutdown when atexit(3) handler installed by
> the simple trace backend waits for the non-existent write-out thread.
> This patch uses pthread_atfork(3) to terminate the write-out thread
> before fork and restart it in both the parent and child after fork.
> This solves a hang in qemu-iotests 147 due to qemu-nbd --fork usage.
> Reported-by: Cornelia Huck <address@hidden>
> Suggested-by: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden>
> ---
> v3:
>  * Hold trace_lock across fork() to prevent possibility of another
>    thread holding it and disappearing [Paolo]
>  trace/simple.c | 80 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
>  1 file changed, 71 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

Thanks, applied to my tracing tree for 3.0:


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