[Gc] Back to "GC Stack problem on Win32" - refinement

Boehm, Hans hans.boehm at hp.com
Sat Feb 28 15:32:41 PST 2009

Thanks.  I committed something very similar to that patch for now.  All indications so far are that my problems are unrelated to the patch.
I'll see if I can track down what's going on.  It may be a GetWriteWatch issue with incremental GC.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com 
> [mailto:gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com] On Behalf Of Ivan Maidanski
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 10:48 AM
> To: gc at napali.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re[2]: [Gc] Back to "GC Stack problem on Win32" - refinement
> Hi!
> "Boehm, Hans" <hans.boehm at hp.com> wrote:
> > I've had a patch (attached, against CVS) in my tree for a 
> while that I 
> > think started with Ivan's diff36 and diff37, and then made 
> yet another 
> > attempt to restructure the surrounding code.  (Diff36 and 
> diff37 are 
> > Ivan's originals.)
> > 
> > My concern is that I've been seeing occasional failures, 
> particularly with the win32 (32 bit) version 
> (NT_STATIC_THREADS_MAKEFILE) after applying this patch.  (I'm 
> compiling with VS2005.)  It's possible that these failures 
> existed all along.  But they look like either a piece of the 
> stack or some relevant registers are not getting scanned.  
> The failure seems to occur without triggering any assertion 
> failures, even after adding the fairly expensive assertion 
> here.  They seem to generally occur in reverse_test, but may 
> occur during manipulation of data referenced only by the 
> stack.  Static root finding doesn't seem to be the issue.
> > 
> > Has anyone else still been seeing intermittent failures on win32?
> > ...
> > Hans
> I don't observe any test.c failures with CVS [+ 
> win32_threads.c.diff] compiled with VC++ 2005/2008 
> Bye.
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