Run time linker allocator locking hangs RTEMS

Chris Johns chrisj at
Sun Apr 28 02:09:25 UTC 2019

On 27/4/19 10:23 pm, dufault at wrote:
> This is because RTL locks out heap operations.  For ELF
> files /rtems_rtl_alloc_lock() /calls /rtem_rtl_alloc_heap() /and that
> calls /_RTEMS_Lock_allocator()/ which locks the heap.  Then RTL calls /read()
> /and the NFS threads try to use the heap. 
> (gdb) up
> #1  0x00135394 in rtems_rtl_alloc_lock ()
>     at
> /home/dufault/development/rtems/kernel/rtems/c/src/../../cpukit/libdl/rtl-allocator.c:119
> 119    rtl->allocator.allocator (RTEMS_RTL_ALLOC_LOCK,
> (gdb) print rtl->allocator.allocator
> $469 = (rtems_rtl_allocator) 0x1357c5 <rtems_rtl_alloc_heap>
> (gdb) 

Awesome investigation. I will take a look at the use of the allocator lock.

The lock is being held in an attempt to make sure the allocation of the text
section and the veneers are as close as possible. The veneer needs to located in
a place where it can be reached.

If the allocator lock is being held and NFS is using it while being used then we
will deadlock.


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