[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #10715: Race condition in codecvt() persists in VC++

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #10715: Race condition in codecvt() persists in VC++
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-10-29 15:51:13

#10715: Race condition in codecvt() persists in VC++
 Reporter: willw@… | Owner: bemandawes
     Type: Bugs | Status: new
Milestone: To Be Determined | Component: filesystem
  Version: Boost 1.54.0 | Severity: Problem
 Keywords: codecvt race |
 This is a restatement of Ticket #6320, which is still causing me problems;
 specifically when path objects are used in a DLL with multithreading.
 Environment is VC++11, although I believe it is also applicable to VC++12.
 Both versions have documentation warnings against using static local
 variables in a multithreaded application.

 Demo code: A DLL containing the simple function:
 // exported function.
 extern "C" DLL_API void fnDll( void )
         boost::filesystem::path p("test_path");
 The main program creates threads to load the DLL and call this function:
 void thread_func()
         HINSTANCE hLib = LoadLibraryA("Dll.dll");
         if (hLib != NULL) { // Resolve test function in DLL
                 FARPROC f = GetProcAddress(hLib,"fnDll");
                 if (f) f(); // call it

 int main(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
         boost::thread_group tg;
         for(int i = 0; i < 2; i++)
         return 0;
 Built and run for debug, this code fails when the BOOST_ASSERT:

 "codecvt_facet_ptr() facet hasn't been properly initialized"

 fires on line 888, in const path::codecvt_type& path::codecvt()

 The user workaround is to put code in DllMain's DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH, as
 described in the earlier ticket, to force initialisation before multiple
 threads share the DLL.

 I attach the Visual Studio project used to test this. This DLL scenario is
 a simplification of a genuine situation: I found it when an Apache add-on
 started crashing its host.

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/10715>
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