Crash in arenas_cleanup on linux x86-64

Jason Evans jasone at
Wed Mar 28 16:30:37 PDT 2012

On Mar 28, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Mike Hommey wrote:
> I'm getting crashes in Firefox in some cases (only one test suite,
> actually), and on Linux x86-64 only (not Linux x86, not Android ARM, and
> not OSX x86 or x86-64).
> They are a NULL deref in arenas_cleanup, in which the arena variable
> seems to be NULL.
> This happens with current dev branch. I had a hunch that I tested, and
> it turns out commit cd9a134 is broken too and 154829d is not, which
> makes cd9a134 the culprit.
> I haven't looked why, though.

It looks to me like the tsd cleanup handler can be called even if the thread never initialized the tsd for that thread.  I think the crash you are seeing would happen if a thread never allocated a small or large object.  I'll work on a fix tonight.


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