Llvm thread sanitizer and qmutex

  • Hallo,

    we make heavy use of Qt in our software and are now trying to use llvm thread sanitizer for debugging. Unfortunately the sanitizer doesn't seem to recognize QMutex as a locking mechanism.
    The example below warns about a race condition because the member "data" is accessed in two threads. If you use a boost::mutex instead, the warning disappears. If "data" is a global variable, the false warning is not shown also.

    What are the differences between the two mutex variants? Shouldn't both use pthread_mutex internally on a linux system? Are there any experiences in debugging Qt programs with llvm thread sanitizer?

    Thanks in advance,

    @#include <QtConcurrentRun>
    #include <QMutex>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <boost/thread/mutex.hpp>

    //int data;

    class TestClass
    void fun()
    QMutexLocker autoMutex(&mutex);
    //boost::mutex::scoped_lock bautoMutex(bmutex);
    data = 1;
    int data;
    QMutex mutex;
    boost::mutex bmutex;

    int main()
    TestClass *tc = new TestClass;

    QFuture<void> t1 = QtConcurrent::run(tc, &TestClass::fun);
    QFuture<void> t2 = QtConcurrent::run(tc, &TestClass::fun);


    return 0;

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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    I would advise to bring this topic on the interest mailing list. You'll find there Qt's developers/maintainers (this forum is more user oriented)

  • Thanks for this tip. My question was answered on the interest mailing list:

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