[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 194014] Fix deadlock on Linux/x64 between SamplingProfiler and VMTraps

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Wed Jan 30 08:12:21 PST 2019


--- Comment #4 from Dominik Inf├╝hr <dinfuehr at igalia.com> ---
There was a deadlock in the following situation:

Thread 1 (Sampling): In SamplingProfiler.cpp:takeSample it takes all locks and then tries to suspend the main thread.

Thread 2 (Watchdog/VMTraps): Before the Sampling-Thread suspends the main thread a signal is caught and signal handler is invoked (VMTraps.cpp:SignalSender). SignalSender tries to lock codeBlockSet, but this is already locked by the SamplingProfiler. The SamplingProfiler can only give up the lock when it suspends the thread. However since the VMTraps signal handler is active, all other signals blocked, therefore the SamplingProfiler also waits until its signal handler is invoked.

The patch fixes this by only blocking all signals except for SIGUSR1, which is used for suspending/resuming threads.

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