Closed Bug 1157322 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

TSan: data race netwerk/cache2/CacheIOThread.cpp:315 OnDispatchedEvent

Categories

(Core :: Networking: Cache, defect)

x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla41
Tracking Status
firefox41 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: froydnj, Assigned: michal)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [tsan])

Attachments

(2 files)

The attached logfile shows a thread/data race detected by TSan (ThreadSanitizer).

* Specific information about this bug

This is similar to bug 1122070: we're writing a variable with a monitor held, and reading it without the monitor held.  I assume this is done for speed reasons, but TSan finds it sketchy.  I guess we could make the mHasXPCOMEvents a relaxed atomic to reassure TSan that things are OK?

* General information about TSan, data races, etc.

Typically, races reported by TSan are not false positives, but it is possible that the race is benign. Even in this case though, we should try to come up with a fix unless this would cause unacceptable performance issues. Also note that seemingly benign races can possibly be harmful (also depending on the compiler and the architecture) [1][2].

If the bug cannot be fixed, then this bug should be used to either make a compile-time annotation for blacklisting or add an entry to the runtime blacklist.

[1] http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2013/01/06/benign-data-races-what-could-possibly-go-wrong
[2] _How to miscompile programs with "benign" data races_: https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/hotpar11/tech/final_files/Boehm.pdf
Attached patch fixSplinter Review
Attachment #8610293 - Flags: review?(honzab.moz)
Attachment #8610293 - Flags: review?(honzab.moz) → review+
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/641e674862f2
Assignee: nobody → michal.novotny
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla41
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