[3/8] gdb: fix assert when quitting GDB while a thread is stepping

Message ID 20221117194241.1776125-4-simon.marchi@efficios.com
State Committed
Commit ddff2a2dea5261789e1f281f3ee1b33dd5fd8892
Series Fix some commit_resumed_state assertion failures (PR 28275) |

Commit Message

Simon Marchi Nov. 17, 2022, 7:42 p.m. UTC
  From: Andrew Burgess <aburgess@redhat.com>

This commit addresses one of the issues identified in PR gdb/28275.

Bug gdb/28275 identifies a number of situations in which this assert:

  Assertion `!proc_target->commit_resumed_state' failed.

could be triggered.  There's actually a number of similar places where
this assert is found in GDB, the two of interest in gdb/28275 are in
target_wait and target_stop.

In one of the comments:


steps to trigger the assertion within target_stop were identified when
using a modified version of the gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp test

In the gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp test, we attach to a
multi-threaded inferior, and continue the inferior in asynchronous
(background) mode.  Each thread is continuously hitting a conditional
breakpoint where the condition is always false.  While the inferior is
running we detach.  The goal is that we detach while GDB is performing a
step-over for the conditional breakpoint in at least one thread.

While detaching, if a step-over is in progress, then GDB has to
complete the step over before we can detach.  This involves calling
target_stop and target_wait (see prepare_for_detach).

As far as gdb/28275 is concerned, the interesting part here, is the
the process_stratum_target::commit_resumed_state variable must be
false when target_stop and target_wait are called.

This is currently ensured because, in detach_command (infrun.c), we
create an instance of scoped_disable_commit_resumed, this ensures that
when target_detach is called, ::commit_resumed_state will be false.

The modification to the test that I propose here, and which exposed
the bug, is that, instead of using "detach" to detach from the
inferior, we instead use "quit".  Quitting GDB after attaching to an
inferior will cause GDB to first detach, and then exit.

When we quit GDB we end up calling target_detach via a different code
path, the stack looks like:

  #0 target_detach
  #1 kill_or_detach
  #2 quit_force
  #3 quit_command

Along this path there is no scoped_disable_commit_resumed created.
::commit_resumed_state can be true when we reach prepare_for_detach,
which calls target_wait and target_stop, so the assertion will trigger.

In this commit, I propose fixing this by adding the creation of a
scoped_disable_commit_resumed into target_detach.  This will ensure
that ::commit_resumed_state is false when calling prepare_for_detach
from within target_detach.

I did consider placing the scoped_disable_commit_resumed in
prepare_for_detach, however, placing it in target_detach ensures that
the target's commit_resumed_state flag is left to false if the detached
inferior was the last one for that target.  It's the same rationale as
for patch "gdb: disable commit resumed in target_kill" that comes later
in this series, but for detach instead of kill.

detach_command still includes a scoped_disable_commit_resumed too, but I
think it is still relevant to cover the resumption at the end of the

Co-Authored-By: Simon Marchi <simon.marchi@efficios.com>
Bug: https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=28275
Change-Id: Ie128f7aba6ef0e018859275eca372e6ea738e96f
 gdb/target.c                                  |  5 ++
 .../gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp          | 52 +++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 57 insertions(+)


diff --git a/gdb/target.c b/gdb/target.c
index 74925e139dc..4a22885b82f 100644
--- a/gdb/target.c
+++ b/gdb/target.c
@@ -2535,6 +2535,9 @@  target_preopen (int from_tty)
 target_detach (inferior *inf, int from_tty)
+  /* Thread's don't need to be resumed until the end of this function.  */
+  scoped_disable_commit_resumed disable_commit_resumed ("detaching");
   /* After we have detached, we will clear the register cache for this inferior
      by calling registers_changed_ptid.  We must save the pid_ptid before
      detaching, as the target detach method will clear inf->pid.  */
@@ -2565,6 +2568,8 @@  target_detach (inferior *inf, int from_tty)
      inferior_ptid matches save_pid_ptid, but in our case, it does not
      call it, as inferior_ptid has been reset.  */
   reinit_frame_cache ();
+  disable_commit_resumed.reset_and_commit ();
diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp
index ad9b08f549e..d2cb52423d9 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.threads/detach-step-over.exp
@@ -284,6 +284,56 @@  proc_with_prefix test_detach_command {condition_eval target_non_stop non_stop di
     kill_wait_spawned_process $test_spawn_id
+# Similar to the proc above, but this time, instead of detaching using
+# the 'detach' command, we quit GDB, this will also trigger a detach, but
+# through a slightly different path, which can expose different bugs.
+proc_with_prefix test_detach_quit {condition_eval target_non_stop \
+	non_stop displaced} {
+    # If debugging with target remote, check whether the all-stop variant
+    # of the RSP is being used.  If so, we can't run the background tests.
+    if {!$non_stop
+	&& [target_info exists gdb_protocol]
+	&& ([target_info gdb_protocol] == "remote"
+	    || [target_info gdb_protocol] == "extended-remote")} {
+	start_gdb_for_test $condition_eval $target_non_stop \
+	    $non_stop $displaced
+	gdb_test_multiple "maint show target-non-stop" "" {
+	    -wrap -re "(is|currently) on.*" {
+	    }
+	    -wrap -re "(is|currently) off.*" {
+		return
+	    }
+	}
+    }
+    set test_spawn_id [spawn_wait_for_attach $::binfile]
+    set testpid [spawn_id_get_pid $test_spawn_id]
+    set attempts 3
+    for {set attempt 1} { $attempt <= $attempts } { incr attempt } {
+	with_test_prefix "iter $attempt" {
+	    start_gdb_for_test $condition_eval $target_non_stop \
+		$non_stop $displaced
+	    if {![prepare_test_iter $testpid $non_stop \
+		      $attempt $attempts "$::decimal"]} {
+		kill_wait_spawned_process $test_spawn_id
+		return
+	    }
+	    gdb_test_multiple "with confirm off -- quit" "" {
+		eof {
+		    pass $gdb_test_name
+		}
+	    }
+	}
+    }
+    kill_wait_spawned_process $test_spawn_id
 # The test program exits after a while, in case GDB crashes.  Make it
 # wait at least as long as we may wait before declaring a time out
 # failure.
@@ -331,6 +381,8 @@  foreach_with_prefix breakpoint-condition-evaluation {"host" "target"} {
 	    foreach_with_prefix displaced {"off" "auto"} {
 		test_detach_command ${breakpoint-condition-evaluation} \
 		    ${target-non-stop} ${non-stop} ${displaced}
+		test_detach_quit ${breakpoint-condition-evaluation} \
+		    ${target-non-stop} ${non-stop} ${displaced}