On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 6:01 AM, Thomas Munro <thomas.mu...@enterprisedb.com> wrote: > ConditionVariablePrepareToSleep() has a race that can leave you > hanging, introduced by me in the v4 patch. The problem is that that > function resets our latch after adding our process to the wakeup list. > With the right timing, the following sequence can happen: > > 1. ConditionVariablePrepareToSleep() adds us to the wakeup list. > 2. Some other process calls ConditionVariableSignal(). It removes us > from the wakeup list and sets our latch. > 3. ConditionVariablePrepareToSleep() resets our latch. > 4. We enter (or continue) our predicate loop. Our exit condition > happens not to be true yet, so we call ConditionVariableSleep(). > 5. ConditionVariableSleep() never returns because WaitEventSet() > blocks. Our latch is not set, yet we are no longer in the wakeup list > so ConditionalVariableSignal() will never set it. > > We should reset the latch first. Then there is no way to reach > ConditionVariableSleep() with neither a set latch nor an entry in the > wakeup queue. > > See attached. Thoughts?
Oops. Committed. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers