[webkit-dev] Loading and unloading webkit, threading, AtomicString and crashes

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 20:00:23 PDT 2013

I realized it was easier to light a candle than curse the darkness, so I converted the original e-mail to a bug.  Let's move discussion of this issue there:




On Sep 15, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:

> 15.09.2013, в 08:53, "Van Den Berghe, Vincent" <Vincent.VanDenBerghe at bvdinfo.com> написал(а):
>>     static AtomicString lucidaStr("Lucida Grande");
> It is a mistake to use static objects with destructors in WebKit - we don't want to waste time destructing them at process termination time. To fix this issue, DEFINE_STATIC_LOCAL should be used.
> In a somewhat dated checkout I have on this machine, I found 5 instances of "static AtomicString" in WebCore, and none in WebKit/win.
> - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
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