[RFC, PR68580] Handle pthread_create error in tsan testsuite

Dmitry Vyukov dvyukov@google.com
Mon Feb 15 10:56:00 GMT 2016

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Tom de Vries <Tom_deVries@mentor.com> wrote:
> On 15/02/16 10:07, Bernd Edlinger wrote:
>> On 15/02/16 09:07, Tom de Vries wrote:
>>>> >>On 15/02/16 08:24, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>> >>    If we are talking about pr 68580, then I would try:
>>>> >>    https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=68580#c2
>>>> >>    first.
>>> >
>>> >As I tried to explain in the follow-up comment
>>> > (https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=68580#c3  ),
>>> >since unfortunately I have no reliable way of reproducing the failure,
>>> > there's no defined way to 'try' something.
>> But your proposed patch is also only guessing.
> I've tried to be as clear as possible in the RFC submission that I'm not
> certain about the cause of the failure, and that the patch is proposing a
> fix that would make that guessed failure cause explicit.
>> Sure pthread_create can fail, as malloc and mmap.
>> But if that is the reason for the failure it would happen
>> just randomly, everywhere.
>> Why do you think that only this test case shows the problem?
> As I explained in the RFC submission, my reasoning there was that the test
> is one of the very few test cases that tests the result of pthread_create
> and then returns 0, which causes the failure in combination with
> dg-shouldfail.
> But thinking about it some more, even if pthread_create would fail, causing
> the testcase to fail in execution, allowing the execution test to pass due
> to dg-shouldfail, presumably the dg-output test would still fail in that
> case, so my reasoning was not sound.
> So I suppose you're right, indeed the pthread_create fail hypothesis is not
> the most logical one.
> Still, the patch is an improvement irrespective of the PR that inspired it,
> and perhaps a lot more library calls should be checked for errors that just
> pthread_create.
>> I think Dmitry's comment may be right on the point.
> If someone proposes that as a patch for the testcase, great. I'm more that
> willing to test that in my setup to be able to claim 'bootstrapped and
> reg-tested on x86_64' in the submission.
> I'm just trying to point out that I cannot 'try' out that patch and come
> back with the conformation that 'the patch fixes the failure', given the
> nature of the failure.

Yes, we can't directly test a fix. But s/int/long long/ is still the
right thing to do. We do it in other tests for similar reasons. We can
submit it and see if flakes remain or go away.

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