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Re: Thread issues in svnserve (was Re: 1.8.0-rc1 up for testing/signing)

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 03:46:09 +0400

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 4:34 AM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:
>>>> Here it is: the first Release Candidate for Subversion 1.8.0. You can
>>>> fetch the proposed tarballs from here:
>>>> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/subversion
>>> I've got crash in svnserve when running 32-bit test suite over svn://
>>> protocol on Windows 7 (x64).
>> [..]
>>> I'm running test suite again to check if this issue has stable reproduction.
>> The crash happened again.
>> It seems problem in apr_thread_* implementation and svnserve pool
>> management. Problem that we allocate apr_thread_t and apr_threadattr_t
>> in connection_pool which is destroyed when created thread completes.
>> This lead access to freed memory in apr_thread_create() when
>> connection thread completes very fast. See apr_thread_create()
>> implementation on Windows (apr\threadproc\win32\thread.c:82)
> Attached patch fixes problem in my configuration.
Filed as issue 4365:

It's definitely 1.8.0-rc1 show stopper. We have to decide if proposed
workaround (allocate apr_threadattr_t in subpool) is enough fix for

Ivan Zhakov
CTO | VisualSVN | http://www.visualsvn.com
Received on 2013-05-08 01:47:03 CEST

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