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[Bug 1580557] [NEW] Backport patch to abort syscalls in active transactions
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== Comment: #0 - Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho - 2016-02-23 12:47:09 ==
This is happening on Ubuntu 14.04.3.
User is creating stack structure using C++ transactional memory extension:
int ret = 0;
ret = stack_.top();
ret = -1;
While evaluating if(!stack_.empty()), this code calls a libitm function (GCC code), which calls malloc (glibc code) which ends up calling futex (a syscall).
A syscall inside a transaction is forbidden by the kernel, but there is nothing the user can do to avoid this syscall.
This will hang the user application inside the malloc(), which would be
waiting for the futex to return.
Ubuntu 14.04 provides glibc 2.19, which is too old to know about HTM.
And this is probably happening with other libraries as well.
Backporting commit b4b56f9e would solve this issue.
Linux 3.13.0-66-generic #108-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 7 16:06:09 UTC 2015 ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux
---Steps to Reproduce---
Start a transaction, make a syscall.
== Comment: #1 - Wei Guo - 2016-02-24 02:33:03 ==
I already verfied that kernel with patch b4b56f9e (on Ubuntu14.04) will work.
== Comment: #2 - Wei Guo - 2016-02-26 04:20:37 ==
Backport patch for commit b4b56f9e is attached. The patch is based on tag Ubuntu-lts-3.19.0-25.26_14.04.1.
Tested based on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS ( 3.19.0-25-generic).
** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
Assignee: Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team)
** Tags: architecture-ppc64 bot-comment bugnameltc-133798 severity-medium targetmilestone-inin14044
Backport patch to abort syscalls in active transactions
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