Last Comment Bug 731853 - add easy way to do shutdown WANT_ALL_TRACES CC logging
: add easy way to do shutdown WANT_ALL_TRACES CC logging
Product: Core
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Component: XPCOM (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8]
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Blocks: 723783 794974
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Reported: 2012-02-29 16:14 PST by Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8]
Modified: 2012-12-20 13:48 PST (History)
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add two globals to control shutdown logging (2.30 KB, patch)
2012-09-28 10:13 PDT, Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8]
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Description Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8] 2012-02-29 16:14:47 PST
The most common kind of leak hunting is looking at shutdown leaks.  It would be handy if there was an easy way to
a) log only shutdown CCs, as that's often all you care about for shutdown leaks
b) make them WANT_ALL_TRACES, as this is needed if the leak is in JS (as it often is...)

For this bug, at first I'll just try out a compile flag in nsCycleCollector.cpp.  If we want to get fancy later we can add an environment flag in debug builds or something.
Comment 1 Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8] 2012-09-28 10:13:33 PDT
Created attachment 665959 [details] [diff] [review]
add two globals to control shutdown logging

I haven't tested this, but it does compile. I add two boolean flags at the top of nsCycleCollector.cpp. One will log all shutdown CCs, the other will make all shutdown CCs AllTraces(). Shutdown CCs always do a GC beforehand, so we don't need to do any further trickery to disable CC optimization.
Comment 2 Olli Pettay [:smaug] (high review load, please consider other reviewers) 2012-10-11 07:16:56 PDT
Comment on attachment 665959 [details] [diff] [review]
add two globals to control shutdown logging

It would be nice to be able to control this all using some
prefs or env variables.
Comment 3 Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8] 2012-10-11 07:31:46 PDT
That's a good point. I was thinking that myself. I'll figure out how to work that in there.
Comment 4 Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8] 2012-12-19 11:47:22 PST
Hrmph, I guess I never landed this. I'll land it soon and file a followup for a way to trigger this without recompiling.
Comment 5 Andrew McCreight (PTO-ish through 6-29) [:mccr8] 2012-12-19 13:12:33 PST

Filed bug 823226 for controlling logging via environment variables.
Comment 6 Ed Morley [:emorley] 2012-12-20 13:48:41 PST

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