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* [binutils-gdb] [gdb/symtab] Fix data race in ~charset_vector
@ 2022-07-14  6:19 Tom de Vries
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From: Tom de Vries @ 2022-07-14  6:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: gdb-cvs;h=4f92e10cda142fd1f213e01a53ca687e38cddf22

commit 4f92e10cda142fd1f213e01a53ca687e38cddf22
Author: Tom de Vries <>
Date:   Thu Jul 14 08:19:00 2022 +0200

    [gdb/symtab] Fix data race in ~charset_vector
    When doing:
    $ gdb ./outputs/gdb.ada/char_enum_unicode/foo -batch -ex "break foo.adb:26"
    with a gdb build with -fsanitize=thread I run into a data race:
    WARNING: ThreadSanitizer: data race (pid=30917)
      Write of size 8 at 0x7b0400004070 by main thread:
        #0 free <null> (
        #1 xfree<char> gdbsupport/gdb-xfree.h:37 (gdb+0x650f17)
        #2 charset_vector::clear() gdb/charset.c:703 (gdb+0x651354)
        #3 charset_vector::~charset_vector() gdb/charset.c:697 (gdb+0x6512d3)
        #4 <null> <null> (
        #5 captured_main_1 gdb/main.c:1310 (gdb+0xa3975a)
    The problem is that we're freeing the charset_vector elements in the destructor,
    which may still be used by a worker thread.
    Fix this by not freeing the charset_vector elements in the destructor.
    Tested on x86_64-linux.

 gdb/charset.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/gdb/charset.c b/gdb/charset.c
index 74f742e0aa7..a6261fc505c 100644
--- a/gdb/charset.c
+++ b/gdb/charset.c
@@ -694,7 +694,13 @@ struct charset_vector
   ~charset_vector ()
-    clear ();
+    /* Note that we do not call charset_vector::clear, which would also xfree
+       the elements.  This destructor is only called after exit, at which point
+       those will be freed anyway on process exit, so not freeing them now is
+       not classified as a memory leak.  OTOH, freeing them now might be
+       classified as a data race, because some worker thread might still be
+       accessing them.  */
+    charsets.clear ();
   void clear ()

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