Thread stack size issue related to glibc TLS bug
david.holmes at oracle.com
Thu May 30 05:42:25 UTC 2019
On 25/05/2019 6:50 am, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Jiangli Zhou:
>> Hi Florian,
>> On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 2:46 AM Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> * Jiangli Zhou:
>>>>  change: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jiangli/tls_size/webrev/
>>>> (contributed by Jeremy Manson)
>>> _dl_get_tls_static_info is an internal symbol (it carries a
>>> GLIBC_PRIVATE symbol version). Its implementation can change at any
>>> time. Please do not do this.
>> Point taken. Thanks.
>> It appears that asan is already carrying the same type of fix:
>> As the issue has not been able to be addressed in the glibc layer, all
>> the others have to workaround it (and possibly by using the glibc
>> private APIs, _dl_get_tls_static_info or __pthread_get_minstack). That
>> would cause more dependencies on the private APIs.
> _dl_get_tls_static_info changed ABI on i386 in glibc 2.27 already, so
> you really don't want to use that (in case someone backported that
> cleanup to an earlier version, although that might be bit unlikely).
> The sanitizers are special and have a much shorter shelf life than the
> OpenJDK binaries.
>> One alternative (besides fixing glibc) may be making
>> _dl_get_tls_static_info public. Would that be possible?
> For __pthread_get_minstack, I can add a comment to the glibc sources
> that if the ABI changes (or if TLS allocations are no longer considered
> part of the stack), we should rename the function. Then, as long as you
> use a weak reference or dlsym (the latter is preferable for the sack of
> RPM-based distributions which require special steps to reference
> GLIBC_PRIVATE symbols directly), old binaries would keep working if we
> make further changes.
> Since _dl_get_tls_static_info already changed ABI once, I really can't
> recommend its use. Especially if you can work with
> __pthread_get_minstack instead.
Can you explain for me what value this __pthread_get_minstack is defined
to return? Will it accommodate any required TLS plus some other glibc
specific overhead? How much memory are we talking about?
> The value of PTHREAD_STACK_MIN is rather problematic on x86-64 (for the
> reasons I explained earlier), but it's not likely we are going to change
> the value of the constant any time soon. It's more likely that we are
> going to work around the AVX-512 register file issue by providing
> exactly four usable stack pages with PTHREAD_STACK_MIN, and not less
> than two as we did until recently. So you can assume that it's indeed
> possible to use PTHREAD_STACK_MIN and sysconf (_SC_PAGESIZE) to compute
> the static TLS area size.
Sorry can you elaborate on that calculation please?
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