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reply "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
I have a medium size daemon application that uses several
threads, libasync, and daemonize.  On windows it runs correctly
with GC enabled, but on linux the GC causes a deadlock while
allocating memory.

Adding core.memory.GC.disable; to main causes the application to
work correctly (and quickly till it runs out of memory :D )

I am running in a vagrant VM for test, but this should not be the
issue.  I am developing this for a future product so I wont have
control over the environment that it runs in.

I am not sure how to debug or work around this issue.  My boss is
a little concerned that I am using D but does think its cool.  I
really want to make this stable and get D in to one of our
products, if not I will have to switch to C++ or even worse JAVA!
   Any help would be appreciated.

-Byron

System:
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Tue Jan 13 22:3
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Feb 18 2015
next sibling parent reply ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

are you forking? ;-)=
Feb 18 2015
parent reply "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
I am in the daemonize library https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
Feb 18 2015
next sibling parent reply ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:44 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
=20 =20 I am in the daemonize library =20 https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
can you drop that and just let the program run on foreground? i suspect=20 that it may solve your problem. you can detach your program with "setsid"=20 and "&" to avoid forking. `fork()` is a very fragile thing, and it may be the source of heisenbugs.=20 stop `fork()`ing may be the easiest solution (if it solves something, of=20 course ;-).=
Feb 18 2015
parent reply "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:55:56 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:44 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
I am in the daemonize library https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
can you drop that and just let the program run on foreground? i suspect that it may solve your problem. you can detach your program with "setsid" and "&" to avoid forking. `fork()` is a very fragile thing, and it may be the source of heisenbugs. stop `fork()`ing may be the easiest solution (if it solves something, of course ;-).
By passing daemonize with the GC enabled is working.. going to dig into the signals and see if thats it.
Feb 18 2015
parent reply "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 21:05:10 UTC, Byron Heads wrote:
 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:55:56 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:44 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
I am in the daemonize library https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
can you drop that and just let the program run on foreground? i suspect that it may solve your problem. you can detach your program with "setsid" and "&" to avoid forking. `fork()` is a very fragile thing, and it may be the source of heisenbugs. stop `fork()`ing may be the easiest solution (if it solves something, of course ;-).
By passing daemonize with the GC enabled is working.. going to dig into the signals and see if thats it.
My guess is this is going to be related to forking, going to see if I can make a test case.
Feb 18 2015
next sibling parent "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 21:21:11 UTC, Byron Heads wrote:
 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 21:05:10 UTC, Byron Heads 
 wrote:
 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:55:56 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:44 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
I am in the daemonize library https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
can you drop that and just let the program run on foreground? i suspect that it may solve your problem. you can detach your program with "setsid" and "&" to avoid forking. `fork()` is a very fragile thing, and it may be the source of heisenbugs. stop `fork()`ing may be the easiest solution (if it solves something, of course ;-).
By passing daemonize with the GC enabled is working.. going to dig into the signals and see if thats it.
My guess is this is going to be related to forking, going to see if I can make a test case.
Might be related: https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6846
Feb 18 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:21:10 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 My guess is this is going to be related to forking, going to see if I
 can make a test case.
it's better to avoid forking at all. it's *very* hard to do forking=20 right, it's almost impossible to do it right even in single-threaded app,=20 and it's impossible to do it right in multithreaded app. `fork()` is a=20 can full of worms, it may surprise you even on seemingly simple code. i suggest you to just drop forking and use shell script instead. you can=20 lost alot of time trying to force your forked code to work right, and=20 then it will break again on any move (or even when moon will change it's=20 phase).=
Feb 18 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:21:10 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

p.s. if you really-really-really need to avoid shell scripts, you can=20
`exec` your program with STDIN, STDOUT and STDERR redirected to /dev/
null, passing some special argument to it. i.e. it shouldn't fork, just=20
exec itself again with added command-line option. just make sure that you=20
did `setsid()` and so on, so the second instance is completely detached.=
Feb 18 2015
prev sibling parent reply "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 21:21:11 UTC, Byron Heads wrote:
 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 21:05:10 UTC, Byron Heads 
 wrote:
 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:55:56 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:44 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
I am in the daemonize library https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
can you drop that and just let the program run on foreground? i suspect that it may solve your problem. you can detach your program with "setsid" and "&" to avoid forking. `fork()` is a very fragile thing, and it may be the source of heisenbugs. stop `fork()`ing may be the easiest solution (if it solves something, of course ;-).
By passing daemonize with the GC enabled is working.. going to dig into the signals and see if thats it.
My guess is this is going to be related to forking, going to see if I can make a test case.
Now I am not sure. This code runs correctly: import std.stdio; import std.concurrency; import core.sys.posix.unistd; import core.sys.posix.sys.stat; import core.memory; import std.c.linux.linux; extern(C) nothrow { int __libc_current_sigrtmin(); int close(int rd); } void foo(Tid tid) { writeln("1"); foreach(i; 0..1024) { ubyte[] buffer = new ubyte[](8_192); auto f = new float[1024]; GC.collect; } writeln("2"); send(tid, true); } extern(C) void sigsig(int sig) nothrow pure system nogc { } void main() { auto pid = fork(); if(pid < 0) { writeln("fork failed"); } if (pid > 0) { writeln("Spawned ", pid); return; } umask(0); auto sid = setsid(); if(sid < 0) { writeln("failed to set sid"); } assert(signal(SIGABRT, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); assert(signal(SIGTERM, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); assert(signal(SIGQUIT, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); assert(signal(SIGINT, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); assert(signal(SIGQUIT, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); assert(signal(SIGHUP, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); assert(signal(__libc_current_sigrtmin+1, &sigsig) != SIG_ERR); writeln("spawning"); spawn(&foo, thisTid); spawn(&foo, thisTid); spawn(&foo, thisTid); foreach(i; 0..1024) { auto x = new long[1024]; GC.collect; } receiveOnly!bool; receiveOnly!bool; receiveOnly!bool; GC.collect; writeln("done"); }
Feb 19 2015
parent reply ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:33:58 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 Now I am not sure. This code runs correctly:
as i told you before, `fork()` is hard. you can experiment for monthes=20 seeing strange bugs here and there, and seeing no bugs, and strange bugs,=20 and... there are alot of things going on under the hood, and alot of things=20 aren't. strictly speaking you *CAN'T* get cloned process in the same=20 state as it's parent. it may work, though, if stars are in a good shape. i can give you a simple test that will tell you if you should avoid `fork ()` in your code: unless you can explain what is going on in kernel,=20 glibc, pthreads and druntime exactly in the moment of forking, without=20 looking to mans, documentation and source code of all components -- avoid=20 using `fork()`. i can explain ~2/3, so i'm not using `fork()` in my=20 code. ;-)=
Feb 19 2015
next sibling parent reply Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On 2/19/15 12:01 PM, ketmar wrote:
 On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:33:58 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 Now I am not sure. This code runs correctly:
as i told you before, `fork()` is hard. you can experiment for monthes seeing strange bugs here and there, and seeing no bugs, and strange bugs, and...
 there are alot of things going on under the hood, and alot of things
 aren't. strictly speaking you *CAN'T* get cloned process in the same
 state as it's parent. it may work, though, if stars are in a good shape.
Just as an example, Sociomantic uses a concurrent GC based on forking. I'm not sure what the issue here is, but I don't think forking is as unstable as you seem to think, or maybe I'm reading this wrong. I can agree there are many gotchas with forking. -Steve
Feb 19 2015
next sibling parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:12:02 -0500, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 On 2/19/15 12:01 PM, ketmar wrote:
 On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:33:58 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 Now I am not sure. This code runs correctly:
as i told you before, `fork()` is hard. you can experiment for monthes seeing strange bugs here and there, and seeing no bugs, and strange bugs, and...
=20 =20
 there are alot of things going on under the hood, and alot of things
 aren't. strictly speaking you *CAN'T* get cloned process in the same
 state as it's parent. it may work, though, if stars are in a good
 shape.
=20 Just as an example, Sociomantic uses a concurrent GC based on forking.
it's completely different thing. *this* use of fork -- to make "snapshot"=20 of running application -- is perfectly ok.
 I'm not sure what the issue here is, but I don't think forking is as
 unstable as you seem to think, or maybe I'm reading this wrong. I can
 agree there are many gotchas with forking.
forking is stable -- in the sense that it's doing exactly what it was=20 asked to do. but that can be something different from what someone=20 *think* it should do. `fork()` is described as "making a copy of the=20 running process", and it's right... for some extent. but what "copy" is=20 exactly? all threads except the one are lost. pid and tid was changed.=20 what about signal masks? and thousands of other things which are taken as=20 granted -- thread locks, for example, which can store tid of the thread=20 that was aquired the lock? what about other libraries, which can do=20 things you don't know about? and so on... sure, `fork()` is perfectly usable... when you know what is going on and=20 can foresee all consequences. but it's hard, and i'd better recommend to=20 avoid `fork()` at all if programmer is not closely familiar with the=20 thing. in most cases avoiding `fork()` is much easier than trying to find=20 out what (can/is) going wrong with the program that was working ok=20 without forking. what i trying to tell OP is that if his code working ok without forking,=20 it's much easier to just go this way and forget about `fork()`, not=20 wasting time to find out what is wrong with it.=
Feb 19 2015
prev sibling parent reply "Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQi?= writes:
On Thursday, 19 February 2015 at 22:12:03 UTC, Steven 
Schveighoffer wrote:
 I'm not sure what the issue here is, but I don't think forking 
 is as unstable as you seem to think, or maybe I'm reading this 
 wrong. I can agree there are many gotchas with forking.
You need to very carefully configure what happens to resources before/after forking. So if you use third party libraries with threading all bets are off... If you fork early in the process' lifespan, before acquiring resources, then it is much easier... http://linux.die.net/man/2/fork
Feb 20 2015
parent reply ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:04:29 +0000, Ola Fosheim Gr=C3=B8stad wrote:

 If you fork early in the process'
 lifespan, before acquiring resources, then it is much easier...
and even if `fork()` is the first line of code in `main()`, there cannot=20 be any guarantees. there can be module constructor doing something, or=20 3rd party library that already initialized something, or... you got the=20 idea. ;-)=
Feb 20 2015
parent reply "Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQi?= writes:
On Friday, 20 February 2015 at 12:47:58 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 3rd party library that already initialized something, or... you 
 got the idea. ;-)
Yeah, either use plain C or avoid 3rd party libraries... I guess that includes phobos ;)
Feb 20 2015
next sibling parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:33:29 +0000, Ola Fosheim Gr=C3=B8stad wrote:

 On Friday, 20 February 2015 at 12:47:58 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 3rd party library that already initialized something, or... you got the
 idea. ;-)
=20 Yeah, either use plain C or avoid 3rd party libraries... I guess that includes phobos ;)
maybe even druntime to some extent. and, of course, no other D libraries,=20 as who knows what they can do in their module initialisers...=
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling parent reply "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
On Friday, 20 February 2015 at 14:33:31 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
wrote:
 Yeah, either use plain C or avoid 3rd party libraries... I 
 guess that includes phobos ;)
AFAIK, in early days of unix there were no threads, processes were single-threaded, fork was the way to concurrency and exec was the most efficient way to run a program in memory-constrained conditions of 70s (kbytes of RAM!). Plain unix-like single-threaded processes, plain C heap, which didn't serialize access, because no threads, and worked fine with just virtual memory, which fork got right. That's the model, which should work the best with fork+exec.
Feb 20 2015
parent reply "Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQi?= writes:
On Friday, 20 February 2015 at 22:07:56 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
 AFAIK, in early days of unix there were no threads, processes 
 were single-threaded, fork was the way to concurrency and exec 
 was the most efficient way to run a program in 
 memory-constrained conditions of 70s (kbytes of RAM!). Plain 
 unix-like single-threaded processes, plain C heap, which didn't 
 serialize access, because no threads, and worked fine with just 
 virtual memory, which fork got right. That's the model, which 
 should work the best with fork+exec.
Indeed, actually, not only for the early days, but for the first 20 years or so! :-D Single thread, C, fork and a pipe + limited use of shared memory is a quite clean model. The underlying principle in Unix is to build complex software from many isolated simple units. This robust philosophy somehow got lost in the quest for bleeding edge.
Feb 20 2015
parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:29:04 +0000, Ola Fosheim Gr=C3=B8stad wrote:

 This robust philosophy somehow got lost in the quest for bleeding edge.
i still missing it. sure, we can write our code in this style today, but=20 with all that libraries that can create threads without you knowing about=20 it (heh, have you ever used `getaddrinfo_a(GAI_NOWAIT)`? a hideous=20 "solution"!)...=
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling parent reply "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
I think, it's better to diagnose, what problem the program 
encounters, than to explain, what happens in kernel and glibc. 
The first step is to see, where it hangs and get a stacktrace.
Feb 20 2015
parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:03:00 +0000, Kagamin wrote:

 I think, it's better to diagnose, what problem the program encounters,
 than to explain, what happens in kernel and glibc.
 The first step is to see, where it hangs and get a stacktrace.
this way of thinking is exactly why i recommend to avoid `fork()` unless=20 one can explain *everything* it does.=
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:35:44 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:33:40 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:27:07 +0000, Byron Heads wrote:

 are you forking? ;-)
=20 =20 I am in the daemonize library =20 https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
p.s. and check if you don't disable signals. druntime uses SIGUSR1 to=20 communicate with threads (even if you aren't using more that one thread=20 in your code). it doesn't on windows though (there are no signals there ;- ), but your posix code can accidentally block/intercept the signals=20 druntime uses for internal bookkeeping.=
Feb 18 2015
prev sibling parent reply Martin Nowak <code+news.digitalmars dawg.eu> writes:
On 02/18/2015 09:35 PM, Byron Heads wrote:


 I am in the daemonize library

 https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize
Might want to try using libasync without multiple threads. http://www.linuxprogrammingblog.com/threads-and-fork-think-twice-before-using-them
Feb 20 2015
parent "MartinNowak" <code dawg.eu> writes:
On Friday, 20 February 2015 at 15:17:22 UTC, Martin Nowak wrote:
 Might want to try using libasync without multiple threads.
 http://www.linuxprogrammingblog.com/threads-and-fork-think-twice-before-using-them
Or you temporarily disable the GC before forking and enable it again afterwards.
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Dicebot" <public dicebot.lv> writes:
Any chance you are using gdm-3.12.x?

I was so mad when I have encountered this:
https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4890
Feb 18 2015
next sibling parent "Byron Heads" <bheads moxiegroup.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:41:12 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
 Any chance you are using gdm-3.12.x?

 I was so mad when I have encountered this:
 https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4890
Dont think so $dpkg --get-selections | grep gdm doesn't return anything also running via ssh
Feb 18 2015
prev sibling parent "Martin Nowak" <code dawg.eu> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:41:12 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
 Any chance you are using gdm-3.12.x?

 I was so mad when I have encountered this:
 https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4890
Indeed, maybe http://dlang.org/phobos-prerelease/core_thread.html#.thread_setGCSignals might help. We should probably try to improve druntime to only use a single signal for suspending and resuming.
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent "Martin Nowak" <code dawg.eu> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:27:08 UTC, Byron Heads wrote:
 I have a medium size daemon application that uses several
 threads, libasync, and daemonize.  On windows it runs correctly
 with GC enabled, but on linux the GC causes a deadlock while
 allocating memory.
Can you reliably reproduce the deadlock? If so please attach a gdb to the deadlocked process and provide us back traces of all threads? If you can share the code (maybe privately), that would help as well.
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent "Martin Nowak" <code dawg.eu> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:27:08 UTC, Byron Heads wrote:
 Adding core.memory.GC.disable; to main causes the application to
 work correctly (and quickly till it runs out of memory :D )
GC.disable shouldn't run OOM, BTW. http://dlang.org/phobos/core_memory.html#.GC.disable
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent "MartinNowak" <code dawg.eu> writes:
On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 20:27:08 UTC, Byron Heads wrote:
 System:
 DMD 2.066.1
Can you also try the latest beta please, maybe we already fixed something. http://forum.dlang.org/post/54E49E2D.2010800 dawg.eu
Feb 20 2015
prev sibling parent reply Martin Nowak <code+news.digitalmars dawg.eu> writes:
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 I have a medium size daemon application that uses several threads,
 libasync, and daemonize.  On windows it runs correctly with GC
 enabled, but on linux the GC causes a deadlock while allocating
 memory.
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Feb 27 2015
parent reply ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:09:16 +0100, Martin Nowak wrote:

 Meanwhile the author of daemonized came up with another idea, using exec
 instead of fork. https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize/issues/2
ahem. http://forum.dlang.org/post/mc35ap$2dvo$51 digitalmars.com=
Feb 27 2015
parent reply "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
On Saturday, 28 February 2015 at 05:32:51 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:09:16 +0100, Martin Nowak wrote:

 Meanwhile the author of daemonized came up with another idea, 
 using exec
 instead of fork. https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize/issues/2
ahem. http://forum.dlang.org/post/mc35ap$2dvo$51 digitalmars.com
Bug 6846 is supposedly caused by usage of GC. Can't recent spawnProcess from phobos be used to start a process? It works around GC after fork sufficiently enough.
Mar 02 2015
parent reply ketmar <ketmar ketmar.no-ip.org> writes:
On Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:15:12 +0000, Kagamin wrote:

 On Saturday, 28 February 2015 at 05:32:51 UTC, ketmar wrote:
 On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:09:16 +0100, Martin Nowak wrote:

 Meanwhile the author of daemonized came up with another idea, using
 exec instead of fork. https://github.com/NCrashed/daemonize/issues/2
ahem. http://forum.dlang.org/post/mc35ap$2dvo$51 digitalmars.com
=20 Bug 6846 is supposedly caused by usage of GC. Can't recent spawnProcess from phobos be used to start a process? It works around GC after fork sufficiently enough.
it doesn't "workaround" in any way, it does exactly what it is supposed=20 to do: it running *new* process. no workarounds needed for that, and it=20 does no allocations in child process after forking point.=
Mar 02 2015
parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
I mean, if it used GC after fork, like in bug 6846, that would be 
untidy (it's complicated because GC is always a temptation).
Mar 02 2015