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Matheus Tavares b1fc9da1c8 replace-object: make replace operations thread-safe
replace-object functions are very close to being thread-safe: the only
current racy section is the lazy initialization at
prepare_replace_object(). The following patches will protect some object
reading operations to be called threaded, but before that, replace
functions must be protected. To do so, add a mutex to struct
raw_object_store and acquire it before lazy initializing the
replace_map. This won't cause any noticeable performance drop as the
mutex will no longer be used after the replace_map is initialized.

Later, when the replace functions are called in parallel, thread
debuggers might point our use of the added replace_map_initialized flag
as a data race. However, as this boolean variable is initialized as
false and it's only updated once, there's no real harm. It's perfectly
fine if the value is updated right after a thread read it in
replace-map.h:lookup_replace_object() (there'll only be a performance
penalty for the affected threads at that moment). We could cease the
debugger warning protecting the variable reading at the said function.
However, this would negatively affect performance for all threads
calling it, at any time, so it's not really worthy since the warning
doesn't represent a real problem. Instead, to make sure we don't get
false positives (at ThreadSanitizer, at least) an entry for the
respective function is added to .tsan-suppressions.

Signed-off-by: Matheus Tavares <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-01-17 13:52:14 -08:00
Martin Ågren 6cdf8a7929 ThreadSanitizer: add suppressions
Add a file .tsan-suppressions and list two functions in it: want_color()
and transfer_debug(). Both of these use the pattern

	static int foo = -1;
	if (foo < 0)
		foo = bar();

where bar always returns the same non-negative value. This can cause
ThreadSanitizer to diagnose a race when foo is written from two threads.
That is indeed a race, although it arguably doesn't matter in practice
since it's always the same value that is written.

Add NEEDSWORK-comments to the functions so that this problem is not
forever swept way under the carpet.

The suppressions-file is used by setting the environment variable
TSAN_OPTIONS to, e.g., "suppressions=$(pwd)/.tsan-suppressions". Observe
that relative paths such as ".tsan-suppressions" might not work.

Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-08-23 10:38:56 -07:00