[2/2] gdb: add asserts in thread code

Message ID 20210221155630.3026942-2-simon.marchi@polymtl.ca
State New
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  • [1/2] gdb: push target earlier in procfs_target::attach (PR 27435)
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Boris Staletic via Gdb-patches Feb. 21, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Unlike the previous patch, I don't propose that we take this patch into

This patch adds two asserts, prompted by investigating and fixing the
bug fixed by the previous patch.

The assert in find_thread_ptid would have caught the original issue
before the segfault (I think it's slightly more use friendly).

The assert in add_thread_silent would have made it clear that the
solution proposed in [1] isn't the right one.  The solution ended up
passing nullptr as a target to add_thread.  We don't want that, because
add_thread_silent uses it to look up the inferior to which to add the
thread.  If the target is nullptr, we could find an inferior with the
same pid, but belonging to an unrelated target.  So we always want a
non-nullptr target in add_thread_silent.


	* thread.c (add_thread_silent): Add assert.
	(find_thread_ptid): Add assert.

[1] https://sourceware.org/pipermail/gdb-patches/2021-February/176202.html

Change-Id: Ie593ee45c5eb02235e8e9fbcda612d48ce883852
 gdb/thread.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)



diff --git a/gdb/thread.c b/gdb/thread.c
index 821070672171..3e7d6e14bf74 100644
--- a/gdb/thread.c
+++ b/gdb/thread.c
@@ -246,6 +246,8 @@  new_thread (struct inferior *inf, ptid_t ptid)
 struct thread_info *
 add_thread_silent (process_stratum_target *targ, ptid_t ptid)
+  gdb_assert (targ != nullptr);
   inferior *inf = find_inferior_ptid (targ, ptid);
   /* We may have an old thread with the same id in the thread list.
@@ -535,6 +537,8 @@  find_thread_ptid (process_stratum_target *targ, ptid_t ptid)
 struct thread_info *
 find_thread_ptid (inferior *inf, ptid_t ptid)
+  gdb_assert (inf != nullptr);
   for (thread_info *tp : inf->non_exited_threads ())
     if (tp->ptid == ptid)
       return tp;