Bug 516469

Summary: PTHREAD_PRIO_INHERIT does not mix well with POSIX condition variables
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Lennart Poettering <lpoetter>
Component: glibcAssignee: Andreas Schwab <schwab>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Lennart Poettering 2009-08-09 22:05:25 EDT
The attached test case blocks forever on kernel-2.6.31-0.139.rc5.git3.fc12.x86_64/glibc-2.10.90-12.x86_64. It works fine on Program works as intended on kernel-2.6.31-0.38.rc1.git7.fc12.i586/glibc-2.10.1-2.i686.

Disabling PTHREAD_PRIO_INHERIT for the mutex in question makes the test case work properly.

Not sure if this is a kernel or glibc problem.
Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2009-08-09 22:06:22 EDT
Created attachment 356836 [details]
test case
Comment 2 Lennart Poettering 2009-08-10 10:25:09 EDT
peterz thinks it's a kernel problem. Reassigning.
Comment 3 Andreas Schwab 2009-08-10 10:55:26 EDT
No, it isn't.

<http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2009-08/msg00024.html>
Comment 4 Darren Hart 2009-08-10 12:21:02 EDT
Took a look at the trace, the kernel is doing what it should.  If you put the thread to sleep with FUTEX_WAIT_REQUEUE_PI_PRIVATE (0x8b) you have to wake it up with FUTEX_CMP_REQUEUE_PI_PRIVATE (0x8c), but the trace shows a call to FUTEX_WAKE_PRIVATE instead.  This causes the kernel routine the thread is blocked in to wake, detect invalid usage, and return EINVAL.  This is a glibc bug.
Comment 5 Andreas Schwab 2009-08-17 12:10:42 EDT
Fixed in 2.10.90-14.