Closed Bug 756709 Opened 9 years ago Closed 8 years ago
Local::set infallible by crashing on failure
Thread-local storage is apparently at least sometimes allocated lazily (by necessity, given dynamic library loading). Thus storing a thread-local variable is fallible. Right now ThreadLocal::set returns a bool to indicate success or failure. It seems pretty unlikely, however, that users have a sane way to handle that failure in general. So we should probably make this infallible, and if a failure does happen, we should just crash.
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Assignee: nobody → jwalden+bmo
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #694963 - Flags: review?(Ms2ger)
Comment on attachment 694963 [details] [diff] [review] Patch Review of attachment 694963 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- If that's what we want to do, r=me.
Attachment #694963 - Flags: review?(Ms2ger) → review+
It's unfortunate the various platform TLS APIs don't permit splitting up the fallible part of ThreadLocal::set from the infallible part (say, with a pthread_ensure(index) call or something). If there were such a thing I'd be more than willing to smack a warn-unused-result on the fallible part and keep .set infallible, but wishes and wings and all that. :-\ https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/6e5acaff8239 The biggest indictment of fallible set is probably that *nobody*'s checking for failure, not even the JS engine (which ordinarily you'd expect to be better about that), so trying to hold the current course is -- well, not lost, quite, but definitely looking like a losing cause.
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla20
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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