[Spread-users] RE: Spread on Linux question

Theo Schlossnagle jesus at omniti.com
Wed Jul 6 21:28:54 EDT 2005

On Jul 6, 2005, at 8:33 PM, Crystal, Mayer wrote:

> OK, it took a little while to generate (still not sure what is the  
> root
> cause yet), but I ran my setup under valgrind and received the  
> following
> errors in middle of the execution (the daemons are still running,  
> but I have
> a feeling that this is not the desired behavior).  Sorry for the  
> long post,
> but I hope more information will be helpful.  Has anyone seen  
> anything like
> this?  Is this intended, known and/or is there a patch if this is not
> intended?

clearly not intended.  I've learned not to argue with valgrind -- you  
always loose.

It appears that the members lists are used even after they are  
destroyed.  this might be fixed by carefully reseting the skiplist  
structures to a post-init state after calling sl_destruct.  The  
second error is sl_destruct not cleaning up it's endnodes.

can you repeat the error by using spmonitor to fake a partition? and  
then undo that partition?  It seems that you should.

so, without trying to repeat your error, give this a whirl:

--- skiplist.c.old      2004-04-16 12:50:34.000000000 -0400
+++ skiplist.c  2005-07-06 21:25:20.000000000 -0400
@@ -552,6 +552,7 @@
      m = p;
    sl->top = sl->bottom = NULL;
+  sl->topend = sl->bottomend = NULL;
    sl->height = 0;
    sl->size = 0;
@@ -563,6 +564,7 @@
    if(sl->index) {
      sl_remove_all(sl->index, (FreeFunc)sli_destruct_free);
+    sl->index = NULL;
    sl_remove_all(sl, myfree);

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