Changes between Initial Version and Version 7 of Ticket #2848
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 Dec 6, 2008 3:11:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Ticket #2848
 Property Cc tomasz.zielonka@… mariusz.gadarowski@… przemyslaw.kosiak@… added
 Property Summary changed from ThreadDelay can wait forever, next time on January 22, 2009, around 20:00 UTC. to threadDelay can wait forever, next time on January 22, 2009, around 20:00 UTC.
 Property Difficulty changed from to Unknown
 Property Version changed from 6.10.1 to 6.8.1
 Property Architecture changed from Unknown/Multiple to x86
 Property Operating System changed from Unknown/Multiple to Linux

Ticket #2848 – Description
initial v7 2 2 Calling threadDelay at certain clocktime intervals can make the thread 3 3 wait forever. This happens regularly, approximately every 49 days 17 hours, 4 or, more accurately, every (2^32 / 1000)seconds. You can reproduce the bug with4 or, more accurately, every `(2^32 / 1000)` seconds. You can reproduce the bug with 5 5 a simple program, if you set your machine's clock to a specially crafted 6 6 time. … … 70 70 finally divided by interval. lnat is defined as "unsigned long"  on a 71 71 32bit system this is usually a 32bit type. The result of multiplying 72 by 1000 will have its higher bits lost and it will be in the range [0 .. 73 2^32  1]. Dividing it by interval will shrink the range to [0 .. (2^32 74  1) / interval]. With default value of tickInterval  which is 50  75 this will be [0 .. 85899345]. Adding the second part of the expression 76 can only increase it by (999999 / (interval * 1000)), which is equal to 72 by 1000 will have its higher bits lost and it will be in the range `[0 .. 2^32  1]`. Dividing it by interval will shrink the range to `[0 .. (2^32  1) / interval]`. With default value of tickInterval  which is `50`  this will be `[0 .. 85899345]`. Adding the second part of the expression 73 can only increase it by `(999999 / (interval * 1000))`, which is equal to 77 74 19 with default settings. 78 75 79 76 So, for default parameters, the result of getourtimeofday() will be in 80 [0 .. 85899364]. Why is it a problem? It's quite simple: When a thread77 `[0 .. 85899364]`. Why is it a problem? It's quite simple: When a thread 81 78 executes threadDelay the runtime calculates the tick at which it should 82 79 be woken up. In our example, threadDelay is executed at tick 85899266, 83 and the time of wakeup is probably calculated as 85899266 + 5 * (1000 /84 50) = 85899366. This is greater then the biggest value getourtimeofday() 80 and the time of wakeup is probably calculated as 81 `85899266 + 5 * (1000 / 50) = 85899366`. This is greater then the biggest value `getourtimeofday()` 85 82 can return. 86 83