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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread 1.48] Multiple interrupt/timed_join leads to deadlock
From: Gaetano Mendola (mendola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 08:13:44

On 05/12/2012 13.39, Anthony Williams wrote:
> On 05/12/12 11:33, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
>> On 05/12/2012 09.16, Anthony Williams wrote:
>>> On 04/12/12 18:32, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I was investigating a rare deadlock when issuing an interrupt and
>>>> a timed_join in parallel. I come out with the the following code
>>>> showing the behavior.
>>>> The deadlock is rare so sometime you need to wait a bit.
>>>> I couldn't try it with boost 1.52 because the code is invalid
>>>> due the precondition of "thread joinable" when issuing the
>>>> timed_join.
>>> That's a hint.
>>>> Is the code not valid or a real bug?
>>> The code is invalid: you keep trying to interrupt and join even after
>>> the thread has been joined! Once the thread has been joined, the thread
>>> handle is no longer valid, and you should exit the loop.
>> I haven't seen this statement in the documentation.
> The thread object itself is not thread-safe --- a given thread object
> should have a single owner. Only one thread can perform an operation on
> that thread object at a time. If you wish to call member functions on it
> from multiple threads then they need synchronizing.

This is exactly what I was looking for in the documentation but I
haven't find any trace of it. Now all my observations make sense.

Gaetano Mendola

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