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EchoServer tests occasionally crash on Windows #2

madsager opened this issue Oct 7, 2011 · 1 comment


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commented Oct 7, 2011

The EchoServer tests occasionally hits what should be an unreachable path.


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commented Oct 7, 2011

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Dart formatter #2059

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Proposed fix to #36644
TL;DR: Unbind canonical names doesn't do what you think it does and
probably shouldn't (ever) be used. This CL stops using it in a few places.

Longer version:

When loading a dill file it:
- First loads the table of canonical names. These have no references yet.
- When a canonical name is asked for its reference it creates one if it
  doesn't yet have one.
- When loading, for instance, a library, it asks for the reference.

When unbinding a canonical name:
- It removes itself (the canonical name) from the reference
- It removes the reference in itself
- Note: Whatever has a pointer to the reference keeps it, and the
  reference points to whatever node it already pointed to.

This also means, that if we have a dill file that's split in two and:
- Load #1
- Load #2
that works fine, but if we
- Load #1
- Unbind canonical names
- Binds canonical names
- Load #2
stuff is not bound correctly (and an error is thrown).

And - the cause of this bug:
- Load #1
- Load #2
everything is fine
- Unbind canonical names
- Binds canonical names
- Load #2'
stuff is not bound correctly --- references points to stuff loaded as #2,
not as #2'. On top of being weird, wrong and confusing it also caused wrong
things to be but into the class hierarchy which ultimatly caused the crash.

This CL fixes it by not calling unbind and force loading of dill files
(at specific call sites) to create new libraries
(and in the process overwriting references ".node").

Revert "[dartdevc] Retry ddc incremental compile on crash"

This reverts commit ecdbdf0.

Revert "[kernel_worker] retry on failure"

This reverts commit 43eebea.

Fixes #36644

Bug: #36644
Change-Id: Id8f548179e6a409b01f2ebfa3219f94cb64b1c05
Reviewed-by: Kevin Millikin <>
Reviewed-by: Vijay Menon <>
Reviewed-by: Jake Macdonald <>
Reviewed-by: Jenny Messerly <>
Commit-Queue: Jens Johansen <>

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