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Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:55:01 +0900
From: Leesoo Ahn <yisooan@...olink.co.kr>
To: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org>
Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Memory leak issue in multi-threaded program

Dear Rich,

Thank you for the quick feedback. I am currently taking a look at the 
hotfix patch and do stress testing.

However, I can't wait for the next-gen new malloc implementation!

Cheers,
Leesoo

20. 1. 28. 오후 10:29에 Rich Felker 이(가) 쓴 글:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 02:44:07PM +0900, Leesoo Ahn wrote:
>> Dear musl developers,
>>
>> Hello!, it seems that musl currently has a memory leak issue in
>> multi-threaded program. It occurs in the below situation of latest
>> (v1.1.24) source. Also, not only in 32-bits[1], but also 64-bits[2]
>> as well.
>>
>> When a program create and run, at least, two threads or more with
>> pthread APIs, VSZ of the program by ps command keeps increasing. But
>> here is a weird thing that it is fine 'IF ONLY ONE' pthread is
>> created and run.
>>
>> To confirm the issue in your host machine, please follow the instructions,
>>
>> 0. Clone the musl git and get inside.
>> 1. Build with these options for static build, ./configure
>> --prefix=$(pwd)/_build_dir --disable-shared
>> 2. Download the test code[3], then build with the command,
>> ../_build_dir/bin/musl-gcc ./test.c
>> 3. Run this script, ./a.out &; while [ 1 ]; do { ps aux | grep
>> [a].out | grep -v grep; sleep 1; } done
>>
>> You may figure out that VSZ keeps increasing.
>>
>> BUT, when I make it to try to allocate memory all the time by kernel
>> mmap with this diff[4] as workaround, although it creates more
>> pthreads than 2, the issue never happens.
>>
>> It would be really thankful if you guys could confirm it and find
>> out the way to fix the bug.
> 
> This is a known issue described in:
> 
> https://www.openwall.com/lists/musl/2018/10/30/2
> 
> and likely several times before that, though it was not realized that
> people were hitting it in practice (vs it just being theoretical)
> until around that time. I posted an experimental mitigation patch last
> spring:
> 
> https://www.openwall.com/lists/musl/2019/04/12/4
> 
> but it's not heavily tested and its impact on performance is
> significant. I think it should be ok if you need an immediate fix, but
> you should do some testing to make sure. If you go this route, reports
> of any problems (or success) would be nice to hear about.
> 
> Further work in that direction was not done because it was already
> planned that musl's malloc implementation will be replaced, and that
> the replacement will solve this and other problems in much better
> ways. This is work in progress and is intended for merge in the next
> release cycle:
> 
> https://www.openwall.com/lists/musl/2019/10/22/3
> https://github.com/richfelker/mallocng-draft
> 
> Hope this information helps.
> 
> Rich
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 


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