[llvm-dev] [RFC] [lld] Replace use of 'concurrency::parallel_for_each' with standard library

Andrew Ng via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Feb 15 10:58:45 PST 2018


Unfortunately, it isn't quite as simple as switching to the existing STL
implementation as Owen suggested. The existing STL implementation is not
entirely Windows friendly and can cause various crashes on exit too. We
have some local patches to workaround these issues. I posted an "enhanced"
Windows & Linux version of these local patches in https://reviews.llvm.org/
D40366 as a potential solution to a crash on exit problem seen on Linux
(see llvm-commits thread "std::thread::detach() rarely crashes in

So to disable the use of PPL on Windows would require some changes to the
existing STL implementation.


On 15 February 2018 at 16:32, Rafael Avila de Espindola via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Thank you so much for tracking down such a tricky issue.
> I agree that we should disable it. Should we just delete the ifdefs? We
> could in theory disable it just for debug builds, but that could create
> some hard to reproduce bugs.
> Cheers,
> Rafael
> Owen Reynolds via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Last year I submitted a bug regarding the use of 'parallel_for_each' and
> > Windows Concurrency Library. We have found that when compiling in Visual
> > Studio 2015 and 2017 with /MTd, the use of 'concurrency::parallel_for_
> each'
> > can cause unhandled exceptions when the program is exiting.
> >
> > https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34976
> >
> > After having some difficulty clarifying this issue with Microsoft I
> > submitted the issue again this week and have found that they are aware of
> > the problem. However, I've yet to be given any information on a timescale
> > for a fix.
> >
> > https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/
> problem/198027/use-of-concurrencyparallel-for-each-with-the-multi.html
> >
> > For our team this bug has caused problems when testing LLD. We suggest
> the
> > removal of this MSVC specific functionality in "llvm::parallel" until a
> fix
> > is made or alternative found. This could be easily swapped to use the
> > existing standard library implementation in the meantime.
> >
> > Owen Reynolds
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