Haunting a Windows "Subsurface not start but becoming zombie" bug

Thiago Macieira thiago at macieira.org
Mon Apr 10 08:51:11 PDT 2017

Em domingo, 9 de abril de 2017, às 16:47:25 PDT, Lubomir I. Ivanov escreveu:
> g++ test.cpp -Wall -std=c++11 -O1 -S -o test-meyer.S
> so, it's guarded with ___cxa_guard_acquire() and it appears that the
> c++11 flag doesn't matter much.

That's because GCC has used thread-safe initialisation of function statics for 
a long time. I know it was specified in the IA-64 C++ ABI, dating from 1999, 
but it's possible GCC supported it for longer (3.3 or earlier).

But it wasn't part of the C++ language specification. It only said that "if the 
initialisation is reentered, behaviour is undefined". So other compilers did 
not need to implement it.

C++11 did add a requirement that such initialisation must not deadlock. This 
is known to trip several implementations. Apple operating systems are known to 
fail that second bit too.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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