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Subject: Re: [boost] [Stacktrace] review, please stop discussing non-Stacktrace issues
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-18 17:19:02

2016-12-18 20:38 GMT+03:00 Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]>:
> Antony Polukhin wrote:
>> The bad thing is that any printf like function, kernel calls (including
>> multithreading) or malloc are not async signal handler safe. I'm quite sure
>> that COM functions allocate memory and do some synchronization.
> We can't speak of "COM functions" as such. Every COM function does its own
> thing. In the in-process case, COM is basically just an ABI. What Dbgeng.dll
> does is what it does. It certainly doesn't allocate using (the program's)
> malloc though. And if it does synchronize, it does it with its own
> CRITICAL_SECTIONs, and those can be used in a structured exception handler.

Those are very generous assumptions. As long as we have no strict
documentation or source codes of the component - it is UB to use it in

Best regards,
Antony Polukhin

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