Commit e4fdc426 authored by Simon Marlow's avatar Simon Marlow
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Partial fix for #926

It seems that when a program exits with open DLLs on Windows, the
system attempts to shut down the DLLs, but it also terminates (some
of?) the running threads.  The RTS isn't prepared for threads to die
unexpectedly, so it sits around waiting for its workers to finish.
This bites in two places: ShutdownIOManager() in the the unthreaded
RTS, and shutdownCapability() in the threaded RTS.  So far I've
modified the latter to notice when worker threads have died
unexpectedly and continue shutting down.  It seems a bit trickier to
fix the unthreaded RTS, so for now the workaround for #926 is to use
the threaded RTS.
parent 80ce44f7
......@@ -73,6 +73,8 @@ typedef pthread_key_t ThreadLocalKey;
typedef HANDLE Condition;
typedef DWORD OSThreadId;
// don't be tempted to use HANDLE as the OSThreadId: there can be
// many HANDLES to a given thread, so comparison would not work.
typedef DWORD ThreadLocalKey;
#define OSThreadProcAttr __stdcall
......@@ -146,6 +148,7 @@ typedef void OSThreadProcAttr OSThreadProc(void *);
extern int createOSThread ( OSThreadId* tid,
OSThreadProc *startProc, void *param);
extern rtsBool osThreadIsAlive ( OSThreadId id );
// Condition Variables
......@@ -664,6 +664,30 @@ shutdownCapability (Capability *cap, Task *task)
cap->running_task = task;
if (cap->spare_workers) {
// Look for workers that have died without removing
// themselves from the list; this could happen if the OS
// summarily killed the thread, for example. This
// actually happens on Windows when the system is
// terminating the program, and the RTS is running in a
// DLL.
Task *t, *prev;
prev = NULL;
for (t = cap->spare_workers; t != NULL; t = t->next) {
if (!osThreadIsAlive(t->id)) {
"worker thread %p has died unexpectedly", t->id);
if (!prev) {
cap->spare_workers = t->next;
} else {
prev->next = t->next;
prev = t;
if (!emptyRunQueue(cap) || cap->spare_workers) {
"runnable threads or workers still alive, yielding");
......@@ -93,6 +93,14 @@ osThreadId()
return pthread_self();
osThreadIsAlive(OSThreadId id)
// no good way to implement this on POSIX, AFAICT. Returning true
// is safe.
return rtsTrue;
initMutex(Mutex* pMut)
......@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@
* --------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0500
#include "Rts.h"
#if defined(THREADED_RTS)
#include "OSThreads.h"
......@@ -112,6 +114,22 @@ osThreadId()
return GetCurrentThreadId();
osThreadIsAlive(OSThreadId id)
DWORD exit_code;
if (!(hdl = OpenThread(THREAD_QUERY_INFORMATION,FALSE,id))) {
sysErrorBelch("osThreadIsAlive: OpenThread");
if (!GetExitCodeThread(hdl, &exit_code)) {
sysErrorBelch("osThreadIsAlive: GetExitCodeThread");
return (exit_code == STILL_ACTIVE);
initMutex (Mutex* pMut)
......@@ -161,7 +179,8 @@ getThreadLocalVar (ThreadLocalKey *key)
// r is allowed to be NULL - it can mean that either there was an
// error or the stored value is in fact NULL.
if (GetLastError() != NO_ERROR) {
barf("getThreadLocalVar: key not found");
return r;
......@@ -173,7 +192,8 @@ setThreadLocalVar (ThreadLocalKey *key, void *value)
b = TlsSetValue(*key, value);
if (!b) {
barf("setThreadLocalVar: %d", GetLastError());
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