Commit 4760739d authored by Simon Marlow's avatar Simon Marlow
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deadlock fix: reset the flag *after* checking the blackhole queue

parent 840eb5b9
......@@ -934,8 +934,13 @@ scheduleCheckBlackHoles (Capability *cap)
if ( blackholes_need_checking ) {
blackholes_need_checking = rtsFalse;
// important that we reset the flag *before* checking the
// blackhole queue, otherwise we could get deadlock. This
// happens as follows: we wake up a thread that
// immediately runs on another Capability, blocks on a
// blackhole, and then we reset the blackholes_need_checking flag.
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