Ticket #2159 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

OpenBSD 4.9/i386 segfaults (fwd)

Reported by: Andrew Dougherty <doughera@…> Owned by: coke
Priority: normal Milestone: 2.11
Component: core Version: 3.6.0
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Language:
Patch status: applied Platform:


[Sending a copy to Trac so it doesn't get lost]

> > OpenBSD 4.9/i386 failed on parrot master as follows:
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > git bisect blames
> >
> > 1d270a0331242a9e50170697e0b5d7d4d65096f9 is the first bad commit
> > commit 1d270a0331242a9e50170697e0b5d7d4d65096f9 Author: chromatic
> > <chromatic@wgz.org> Date:   Tue Jul 5 17:03:38 2011 -0700
> >
> >     [GC] Fixed Win32-killing type errors in d789b5.

> What happens when you revert that commit?  If that lets you get the
> build working again, let us know and we can revert it, pull it into its
> own branch and investigate after the release.
> Thanks for reporting this.

Yes, reverting that commit "fixes" it, but based on the commit message, I 
imagine reverting it would break Win32, so that's not a good option 

Staring at that patch for a while, I think I found the problem -- when 
arena or ptr have their high bit set, conversion to a signed type (namely 
ptrdiff_t) results in negative numbers, which causes the <= test to be 
backwards.  The suggested patch below avoids the sign extension errors by 
only using ptrdiff_t to hold differences of pointers.  As a side effect, 
the conditional can be simplified.

I have only tested this on 32-bit OpenBSD with gcc.

diff --git a/src/gc/fixed_allocator.c b/src/gc/fixed_allocator.c
index 7e4883d..425c472 100644
--- a/src/gc/fixed_allocator.c
+++ b/src/gc/fixed_allocator.c
@@ -510,19 +510,15 @@ pool_is_owned(ARGMOD(Pool_Allocator *pool), ARGIN(void *ptr))
         /* We can cache these values. All arenas are same size */
         const ptrdiff_t             a_size  = arena_size(pool);
-        const ptrdiff_t             ptritem = (ptrdiff_t)ptr;
         const ptrdiff_t             objsize = pool->object_size;
         while (arena) {
-            const ptrdiff_t arena_item = (ptrdiff_t)(arena + 1);
+            const Pool_Allocator_Arena *arena_item   = arena + 1;
+            const ptrdiff_t ptr_diff = (char *) ptr - (const char *) arena_item;
-            if (arena_item <= ptritem) {
-                const ptrdiff_t ptr_diff = ptritem - arena_item;
-                if (ptr_diff < a_size
+            if (ptr_diff >= 0 && ptr_diff < a_size
                 &&  ptr_diff % pool->object_size == 0)
                     return 1;
-            }
             arena = arena->next;

    Andy Dougherty		doughera@lafayette.edu

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by doughera@…

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Changed 11 years ago by coke

  • owner set to coke
  • type set to bug

Changed 11 years ago by coke

  • patch set to applied

Thanks applied!

I tested it on darwin with no ill effect, we'll see what the smokers say.

Changed 11 years ago by coke

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

My windows build is happy with it. Closing ticket.

Thanks again.

Changed 11 years ago by jkeenan

  • component changed from none to core

Additional data: PASS on make test for Darwin/PPC, Linux/i386 (gcc, non-optimize; g++ optimize; g++ non-optimize).


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