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cmd/compile: crash in type loop detection since CL 258177 #42075

mvdan opened this issue Oct 19, 2020 · 2 comments

cmd/compile: crash in type loop detection since CL 258177 #42075

mvdan opened this issue Oct 19, 2020 · 2 comments


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@mvdan mvdan commented Oct 19, 2020

$ cat crash.go
package hamt

type T1 struct {
	x int
	f T2

type T2 struct {
	f T1
$ go1 version
go version go1.15.3 linux/amd64
$ go1 build crash.go
# command-line-arguments
./crash.go:8:6: invalid recursive type T2
$ go version
go version devel +c8f6135d4f Sat Oct 17 07:18:20 2020 +0000 linux/amd64
$ go build crash.go
# command-line-arguments
panic: runtime error: invalid memory address or nil pointer dereference
[signal SIGSEGV: segmentation violation code=0x1 addr=0x0 pc=0xa139b2]

goroutine 1 [running]:
cmd/compile/internal/gc.findTypeLoop(0xc0003a86c0, 0xc00010e850, 0xc000052ab0)
	/home/mvdan/tip/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/align.go:202 +0xd2
cmd/compile/internal/gc.findTypeLoop(0xc0003e3500, 0xc00010e850, 0x1)
	/home/mvdan/tip/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/align.go:216 +0x2b9
cmd/compile/internal/gc.findTypeLoop(0xc0003e34a0, 0xc00010e850, 0xc00000e3f8)
	/home/mvdan/tip/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/align.go:202 +0xe7
cmd/compile/internal/gc.findTypeLoop(0xc0003e35c0, 0xc00010e850, 0x0)
	/home/mvdan/tip/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/align.go:216 +0x2b9

Note that the crash does not happen if I remove x int. This is a minified version of a real crash I encountered while generating Go code with type loops (by mistake).

I tried to figure out a quick fix, but couldn't really. cc @mdempsky @cuonglm

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@cagedmantis cagedmantis commented Oct 19, 2020


@mdempsky mdempsky self-assigned this Oct 19, 2020
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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Oct 19, 2020

Change mentions this issue: cmd/compile: fix reporting of invalid recursive types


@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in c216ae8 Oct 19, 2020
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