Closed Bug 960603 Opened 8 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Uninitialised value use relating to ns
JSContext::End Cycle Collection Callback
When running m-c either 32- or 64-bit linux, I get errors as follows Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s) at 0x57AFE1B: dosprintf(SprintfStateStr*, char16_t const*, __va_list_tag*) (nsTextFormatter.cpp:294) by 0x57B1A48: nsTextFormatter::vsmprintf(char16_t const*, __va_list_tag*) (nsTextFormatter.cpp:1249) by 0x57B1AFC: nsTextFormatter::smprintf(char16_t const*, ...) (nsTextFormatter.cpp:1210) by 0x6558D0F: nsJSContext::EndCycleCollectionCallback(mozilla::CycleCollectorResults&) (nsJSEnvironment.cpp:2332) by 0x6486797: XPCJSRuntime::EndCycleCollectionCallback(mozilla::CycleCollectorResults&) (XPCJSRuntime.cpp:721) by 0x57CC75E: nsCycleCollector::CleanupAfterCollection() (nsCycleCollector.cpp:2955) by 0x57CDF80: nsCycleCollector::Collect(ccType, js::SliceBudget&, nsICycleCollectorListener*) (nsCycleCollector.cpp:3027) by 0x57CE0C6: nsCycleCollector_collectSlice(long) (nsCycleCollector.cpp:3566) by 0x655790A: nsJSContext::RunCycleCollectorSlice(long) (nsJSEnvironment.cpp:2151) by 0x65584F6: CCTimerFired(nsITimer*, void*) (nsJSEnvironment.cpp:2449) by 0x580724A: nsTimerImpl::Fire() (nsTimerImpl.cpp:551) by 0x5807311: nsTimerEvent::Run() (nsTimerImpl.cpp:635) Uninitialised value was created by a stack allocation at 0x6558785: nsJSContext::EndCycleCollectionCallback(mozilla::CycleCollectorResults&) (nsJSEnvironment.cpp:2213) I don't know if this remotely relevant, but this is a build with "ac_add_options --enable-profiling" and started like this: MOZ_PROFILER_INTERVAL=50 MOZ_PROFILER_MODE=native MOZ_PROFILER_NEW=1 \ MOZ_PROFILER_VERBOSE=1 MOZ_PROFILER_STACK_SCAN=0 MOZ_PROFILER_STARTUP= \ vTRUNK --track-origins=yes --smc-check=all-non-file --fair-sched=yes \ ./ff-opt-linux/dist/bin/firefox-bin -P dev -no-remote
(analysis) This clearly relates to the second call to nsTextFormatter::smprintf. At first I thought some of the passed values might be uninitialised, so I added this VALGRIND_CHECK_VALUE_IS_DEFINED(endCCTime); VALGRIND_CHECK_VALUE_IS_DEFINED(ccNowDuration); etc (one for each passed value) just before the call, but none of those produced any output, which suggests that they are all properly defined. I was a bit mystified therefore, until I compared the 32-bit and 64-bit error reports. The 32-bit ones start like this Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s) at 0x8BD11CF: dosprintf(SprintfStateStr*, char16_t const*, char*) (nsTextFormatter.cpp:252) whereas the 64-bit ones are like this Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s) at 0x57AFE1B: dosprintf(SprintfStateStr*, char16_t const*, __va_list_tag*) (nsTextFormatter.cpp:294) that is, they are taking different paths in nsTextFormatter.cpp. Line 252 is inside cvt_l() whereas line 294 is inside cvt_ll(). --- One theory is that there is a format string mismatch for the call. The various args are passed in memory on the stack, possibly with some alignment holes, and because the string doesn't match the args, in some cases the holes get picked up by dosprintf(). I notice nsTextFormatter.h doesn't mark smprintf() as __attribute__((printf)) or whatever magic is needed to get printf-style format string checking.
I compared the format types and actual parameter types for the offending call to nsTextFormatter::smprintf, with the following result: %llu TimeStamp(uint64_t?) endCCTime %llu uint32_t ccNowDuration %llu uint32_t gCCStats.mMaxSliceTime %llu uint32_t gCCStats.mTotalSliceTime %llu uint32_t gCCStats.mMaxGCDuration %llu uint32_t gCCStats.mMaxSkippableDuration %lu uint32_t gCCStats.mSuspected %lu uint32_t aResults.mVisitedRefCounted %lu uint32_t aResults.mVisitedGCed %lu uint32_t aResults.mFreedRefCounted %lu uint32_t aResults.mFreedGCed %lu uint32_t sCCollectedWaitingForGC %lu uint32_t sLikelyShortLivingObjectsNeedingGC %d bool aResults.mForcedGC %lu uint32_t sForgetSkippableBeforeCC %lu uint32_t minForgetSkippableTime / PR_USEC_PER_MSEC %lu uint32_t sMaxForgetSkippableTime / PR_USEC_PER_MSEC %lu uint32_t (sTotalForgetSkippableTime / cleanups) / PR_USEC_PER_MSEC %lu uint32_t sTotalForgetSkippableTime / PR_USEC_PER_MSEC %lu uint32_t sRemovedPurples It seems to me the 2nd through 6th %llus should be %lu, to be consistent with the rest of it. IMO that still isn't really right: %lu can be interpreted to mean "unsigned machine word", which matches uint32_t on 32 bit targets but not on 64 bit targets. Really I think we should use plain %u for uint32_t.
Per the comments above, I don't believe this is really right, but it at least stops V complaining on both 32- and 64-bit x86. I didn't check whether the output of the smprintf is still as expected -- don't know how to do that.
Attachment #8361607 - Flags: review?(continuation)
Comment on attachment 8361607 [details] [diff] [review] a fix thanks!
Attachment #8361607 - Flags: review?(continuation) → review+
Assignee: nobody → jseward
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla30
Comment on attachment 8361607 [details] [diff] [review] a fix [Approval Request Comment] Bug caused by (feature/regressing bug #): maybe bug 948554 User impact if declined: breaks some addons on 32-bit builds, like MemChaser Testing completed (on m-c, etc.): it has been on m-c for a while Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): very low, and it should only affect these addons String or IDL/UUID changes made by this patch: none
Attachment #8361607 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #8361607 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
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