[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3735: thread_group::interrupt_all() is unreliable

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3735: thread_group::interrupt_all() is unreliable
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-08 17:47:12

#3735: thread_group::interrupt_all() is unreliable
 Reporter: stoney@… | Owner: anthonyw
     Type: Bugs | Status: new
Milestone: Boost 1.42.0 | Component: thread
  Version: Boost 1.41.0 | Severity: Problem
 Keywords: thread mutex interrupt race |
 In boost 1_41_0, thread_group::interrupt_all() occasionally fails to
 interrupt some threads due to a race condition when the threads are
 waiting on a condition_variable. The solution seems to be to have the
 interrupter lock the condition_variable's mutex before calling
 thread::interrupt(). While the fundamental problem is in
 thread::interrupt(), thread_group::interrupt_all() is a good way to expose
 the problem, since it happens only when multiple threads waiting on the
 same condition_variable are being interrupted in quick succession.

 A workaround is to have the object owning the condition_variable lock the
 associated mutex before calling thread_group::interrupt_all(). The
 attached example demonstrates both the problem and the workaround.

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/3735>
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