Unkillable process in "vm map (user)"

Konstantin Belousov kostikbel at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 20:42:28 UTC 2017

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 07:09:31AM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> I was experimenting with ports/devel/libmill (which is a library that
> provides Go-styly functionality for C programs) and managed to create
> an unkillable process by spawning 1000000 "goroutines" (think very
> cheap "thread" or "coroutine") joined by "channels" (think message
> passing pipes).  (The program ran basically instantaneously with 10000
> or 100000 "goroutines", and the Go version has no problems with 1000000
> goroutines on a much smaller system).
> According to SIGINFO, it's blocked on "vm map (user)" but I can't kill
> it.  Can anyone suggest a way to unwedge it?
> This is on a system running FreeBSD/amd64 11.1-STABLE r324494.
Ensure that you use at least r326188.

> server% procstat -kk 452
>   PID    TID COMM                TDNAME              KSTACK
>   452 102382 chain               -                   mi_switch+0x17c sleepq_switch+0x118 sleepq_wait+0x43 _sx_slock_hard+0x34e _sx_slock+0xd4 vm_map_lookup+0xbd vm_fault_hold+0x194b vm_fault+0x75 trap_pfault+0x107 trap+0x382 calltrap+0x8

There is another thread owning the map lock, and seeing what that thread
does is the next step.

Can you provide a binary to reproduce which does not depend on any
library except the base libs ?

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