[libdispatch-dev] failed assertions when DISPATCH_DEBUG enabled

Mark Heily mark at heily.com
Mon Dec 21 21:06:28 PST 2009

When I define DISPATCH_DEBUG=1 and build the library under Linux, almost all 
of the test programs fail. I checked a couple of them, and they both fail a 
dispatch_assert() test at the same place: in _dispatch_ccache_init().

See below for a backtrace:

$ gdb ./dispatch_api
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Reading symbols from 
(gdb) r
Starting program: 
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]

[TEST] Dispatch (Public) API
[PID] 17941

	Actual: 0x6020a0
	Expected: 0x6020a0
[PASS] dispatch_get_main_queue

Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
0x00007ffff72604b5 in *__GI_raise (sig=<value optimized out>)
     at ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c:64
64	../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c: No such file or directory.
	in ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00007ffff72604b5 in *__GI_raise (sig=<value optimized out>)
     at ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c:64
#1  0x00007ffff7263f50 in *__GI_abort () at abort.c:92
#2  0x00007ffff7bd023e in _dispatch_abort (line=<value optimized out>,
     val=<value optimized out>) at queue.c:1774
#3  0x00007ffff7bd02ab in _dispatch_ccache_init (context=<value optimized out>)
     at queue.c:1697
#4  0x00007ffff7bcfb15 in dispatch_once_f (val=0x7ffff7dd8dc8, ctxt=0x4615,
     func=0x6) at once.c:43
#5  0x00007ffff7bd02ec in _dispatch_continuation_alloc_from_heap ()
     at queue.c:1707
#6  0x00007ffff7bd05f1 in _dispatch_async_f_slow (dq=0x4615, context=0x4615,
     func=0x6) at queue.c:681
#7  0x0000000000400bd8 in main ()

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