Re[4]: [Gc] Problem with GC on FreeBSD

Ivan Maidanski ivmai at
Wed May 2 07:04:44 PDT 2012

Hi Vitaly,

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:33:21 +0300 Vitaly Magerya <vmagerya at>:
> Ivan Maidanski <ivmai at> wrote:
> > Hi Vitaly,
> >
> > Based on your report:
> > 1. There's a bug associated with enable-gc-debug - Petter already discovered
> > the cause and te proper fix will be applied soon
> Should I test his repo as it is, or wait until the fix hits your master branch?

The patches are already in master.

> > 2. If gc-debug is off then only stklos (not included into bdwgc) hangs
> > regardless of USE_xxx_SPECIFIC, right?
> Right, except that with USE_CUSTOM_SPECIFIC STklos hangs during
> thread-related regression tests, but with USE_PTHREAD_SPECIFIC it
> segfaults (inside GC_clear_fl_marks if I'm not mistaken) prior to
> those.

I think there's no difference.

> There is a similar problem with Gauche, but I did not test it in
> different configurations (I will once other problems are dealt with).

Just to revise, you see this bug only in FreeBSD 8 but not in Linux or older BSD, right?

> > I'll try to check stklos problem tomorrow.

Sorry, have no access to FreeBSD and Linux these days (until May 12).


> Thank you.

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