Open Bug 1712787 Opened 3 years ago Updated 7 months ago

ThreadSanitizer: data race [@ mozilla::image::BlendAnimationFilter<mozilla::image::SurfaceSink>::WriteBaseFrameRow] vs. [@ webrender::device::gl::TextureUploader::upload]


(Core :: Graphics: WebRender, defect)




Tracking Status
firefox89 --- affected
firefox90 --- affected


(Reporter: tsmith, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


(Blocks 2 open bugs)


(Keywords: csectype-race)


(1 file)

The attached crash information was detected by ThreadSanitizer while using build mozilla-central 20210524-9635f4a632cb. This issue has only been reported 2x by fuzzers. The first report was from m-c 20210424-89a07f1b7f85 (one month prior). Unfortunately we do not have a test case that can reproduce the issue.

General information about TSan reports

Why fix races?

Data races are undefined behavior and can cause crashes as well as correctness issues. Compiler optimizations can cause racy code to have unpredictable and hard-to-reproduce behavior.


If you think this race can cause crashes or correctness issues, it would be great to rate the bug appropriately as P1/P2 and/or indicating this in the bug. This makes it a lot easier for us to assess the actual impact that these reports make and if they are helpful to you.

False Positives / Benign Races

Typically, races reported by TSan are not false positives [1], but it is possible that the race is benign. Even in this case it would be nice to come up with a fix if it is easily doable and does not regress performance. Every race that we cannot fix will have to remain on the suppression list and slows down the overall TSan performance. Also note that seemingly benign races can possibly be harmful (also depending on the compiler, optimizations and the architecture) [2][3].

[1] One major exception is the involvement of uninstrumented code from third-party libraries.
[3] How to miscompile programs with "benign" data races:

Suppressing unfixable races

If the bug cannot be fixed, then a runtime suppression needs to be added in mozglue/build/TsanOptions.cpp. The suppressions match on the full stack, so it should be picked such that it is unique to this particular race. The bug number of this bug should also be included so we have some documentation on why this suppression was added.

Blocks: tsan

Looks like the read is WebRender picking up a texture, so even if there's a race it's likely to only be messed up graphics

Group: gfx-core-security
Severity: -- → S4
Flags: needinfo?(nical.bugzilla)

I keep pushing this one back down my priority list because I don't know the Imagelib/texture interactions very well. I'll bring it to Andrew's attention instead.

Flags: needinfo?(nical.bugzilla) → needinfo?(aosmond)
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