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Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 21:29:16 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Cc: Constantine <>
Subject: Re: Commit 01d4274 breaks Clang's LeakSanitizer when used
 with musl

* Rich Felker <> [2015-07-02 15:00:37 -0400]:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 09:22:28PM +0300, Constantine wrote:
> > See this commit in cgit:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > "make dlerror state and message thread-local and dynamically-allocated"
> > 
> > 
> > With this commit any application compiled with lsan yelds this error which
> > stops the application from running:
> > 
> > ==15531==Sanitizer CHECK failed:
> > > /mnt/space/llvm/projects/compiler-rt/lib/lsan/
> > > ((!lsan_init_is_running)) != (0) (0, 0)
> > 
> > 
> > But if I revert 01d4274
> > <>
> > on musl 1.1.9 or higher versions, the error goes away and lsan works as
> > expected.
> > 
> > Just letting you guys know that this commit breaks external tools like lsan.
> This happens for all programs, even when there are no dlopen/dlsym
> errors? That seems really odd, since the changed code should be
> unreachable in the absence of such errors. Does the error happen at
> start, at exit, or some other time while the program is running?
> Whatever the cause is, I'm pretty sure it's on the lsan side, and not
> musl's fault. But it would be nice to get some more information so we
> can check and maybe send a useful report to lsan for fixing whatever
> is broken.

i think the cause is that they intercept all allocation functions
and if the act of interception calls into the intercepted function
itself then they have a problem

this happens on glibc with calloc and i think on musl with free
(at least that line is the interceptor for free and they do enough
shady things in their free wrapper to cause a libc internal free call)

of course all this is completely broken and not fixable on the musl side..

for glibc calloc they have some ugly workaround, maybe similar hack
is needed for free in musl, but none of this is future proof so
they will just keep piling hacks..

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