[Gc] GC 7.2e: crash in threadkey_test under FreeBSD

Vitaly Magerya vmagerya at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 08:39:07 PST 2013

Hi. So, 7.2e version with the default options (i.e. with threads)
randomly fails on threadkey_test. The failure itself looks like

    $ ./threadkey_test
    Bad signal in suspend_handler
    Abort (core dumped)

The backtrace looks like this:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000800d0023c in thr_kill () from /lib/libc.so.7
#1  0x0000000800da463b in abort () from /lib/libc.so.7
#2  0x0000000800837fe7 in GC_abort (msg=0x8008417aa "Bad signal in suspend_handler") at misc.c:1472
#3  0x000000080083ea9c in GC_suspend_handler_inner (sig_arg=0x0, context=0x7fffb79bd130) at pthread_stop_world.c:201
#4  0x000000080083ea4e in GC_suspend_handler (sig=0, info=0x7fffb79bd4c0, context=0x7fffb79bd130) at pthread_stop_world.c:187
#5  0x0000000800a870fe in pthread_sigmask () from /lib/libthr.so.3
#6  0x0000000800a872f4 in pthread_sigmask () from /lib/libthr.so.3
#7  0x0000000800a87cfc in sigaction () from /lib/libthr.so.3
#8  0x0000000800a8a47a in pthread_kill () from /lib/libthr.so.3
#9  0x000000080060849c in dlopen () from /libexec/ld-elf.so.1
#10 0x00000008006020bd in .text () from /libexec/ld-elf.so.1
#11 0x0000000000000246 in ?? ()
#12 0xffffffff813e1e58 in ?? ()
#13 0xfffffe006b320950 in ?? ()
#14 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

This is on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE amd64; the library was built with:

    ./configure && make

You can take a look at the build log at [1] (that is not from
my system, but it's close enough).

Now, I don't fully remember if this is the same problem I've
reported before; if it is, let the message be archived as a

[1] https://redports.org/~magv/20131118145301-61301-159918/boehm-gc-threaded-7.2e.log

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