[Freeswitch-dev] FreeSWITCH Windows Crash due to Detached Threads (and solution)
anthony.minessale at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 17:18:48 PST 2009
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On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Giovanni Maruzzelli
<gmaruzz at celliax.org>wrote:
> Hi Ron,
> don't know if it's always like that, but I can confirm I had to use
> joinable thread for Skypiax to have a reliable "killability" without
> crashes on Windows (on the Debug build, not cheked on Release).
> Giovanni Maruzzelli
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> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Ron Avriel <ravriel_1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Under Windows, FreeSWITCH consistently crashes with all default install
> > setting after issuing the 'shutdown'
> > command from console immediately after startup, without a single call
> > handled.
> > Note that on my servers, this only happens in 'Release' version, not in
> > 'Debug'.
> > The problem is due to "problematic" Windows thread handling.
> > I noticed that all FS threads are 'detachable' and not 'joinable'. When
> > application with active detached threads terminates, a race condition can
> > lead to the application crash, as shown in the sample application
> > at http://pastebin.freeswitch.org/7225 .
> > This is exactly what causes FS to crash as a result of the
> > detached runtime thread.
> > A temporary workaround is to change in switch_loadable_module_exec() the
> > call to
> > switch_yield(1000000) with switch_thread_exit(thread, 0).
> > In my case it solved the crash, but theoretically it does not always
> > the problem, because there is no
> > guarantee that it will get called before the main thread reaches its
> > termination code.
> > I think the only safe solution is to use 'joinable' threads. Is there a
> > reason they're not used?
> > Note – this problem was reported to jira about a month ago
> > http://jira.freeswitch.org/browse/MODEVENT-37 but it seems it was
> > Thanks,
> > Ron
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