Closed Bug 1036531 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Timer Impl is a can of worms
There have been a number of sec bugs filed on nsTimerImpl recently, and the picture emerging is that it is broadly dangerous from a security perspective, and racy in several ways that can cause incorrect behavior. This will probably require substantial rewriting, and we should also take the time to improve the unit-testing of nsITimer to cover more use-cases, and make sure TSAN is happy.
Is this bug specifically about tests, or about a general redesign? If somebody is interested in a redesign, I have some design thoughts, but I'd prefer to put them in a public redesign bug.
I think a redesign may be required, but whatever we do it needs to be accompanied with better testing.
ok. I don't think a bug about better stress-testing nor a bug about a redesign need to be private, so I'm going to file new ones and then dup this one forward.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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