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runtime: panic while panicking discards error message #52257

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myaaaaaaaaa opened this issue Apr 10, 2022 · 6 comments
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runtime: panic while panicking discards error message #52257

myaaaaaaaaa opened this issue Apr 10, 2022 · 6 comments
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myaaaaaaaaa commented Apr 10, 2022

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

$ go version
go version go1.18 linux/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?

Yes

What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?

go env Output
$ go env
GO111MODULE=""
GOARCH="amd64"
GOBIN=""
GOEXE=""
GOEXPERIMENT=""
GOFLAGS=""
GOHOSTARCH="amd64"
GOHOSTOS="linux"
GOINSECURE=""
GONOPROXY=""
GONOSUMDB=""
GOOS="linux"
GOPRIVATE=""
GOPROXY="https://proxy.golang.org,direct"
GOROOT="/usr/lib/go"
GOSUMDB="sum.golang.org"
GOTMPDIR=""
GOTOOLDIR="/usr/lib/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64"
GOVCS=""
GOVERSION="go1.18"
GCCGO="gccgo"
GOAMD64="v1"
AR="ar"
CC="gcc"
CXX="g++"
CGO_ENABLED="0"
GOMOD="/dev/null"
GOWORK=""
CGO_CFLAGS="-g -O2"
CGO_CPPFLAGS=""
CGO_CXXFLAGS="-g -O2"
CGO_FFLAGS="-g -O2"
CGO_LDFLAGS="-g -O2"
PKG_CONFIG="pkg-config"
GOGCCFLAGS="-fPIC -m64 -fmessage-length=0 -fdebug-prefix-map=/tmp/go-build2719610640=/tmp/go-build -gno-record-gcc-switches"
GOROOT/bin/go version: go version go1.18 linux/amd64
GOROOT/bin/go tool compile -V: compile version go1.18
uname -sr: Linux 5.17.1-arch1-1
/usr/lib/libc.so.6: GNU C Library (GNU libc) stable release version 2.35.

What did you do?

#17671 fixed a hang caused by recursive panicking, but as a side effect, panic messages are now always discarded even if the recursion isn't endless. Is it feasible for the runtime to attempt to print the error even in the middle of a panic, and only stop after reaching a certain recursion depth?

Minimal example is available here: https://go.dev/play/p/IpGNUlM9YFP

What did you expect to see?

fatal error: panic while printing panic value: important error message

stack trace omitted...

What did you see instead?

fatal error: panic while printing panic value

stack trace omitted...
@ianlancetaylor
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I don't see what the runtime can do with an example like that. It can't print the original panic value, because attempting to print it will itself panic. You seem to be suggesting that it should print it anyhow, but there is literally nothing to print. The attempt to find something to print failed.

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added the WaitingForInfo Issue is not actionable because of missing required information, which needs to be provided. label Apr 10, 2022
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This seems to be asking for printing the second panic value?
Where first is panic(exampleError{}) and second is panic("important error message") that happens when trying to print the first panic.

@myaaaaaaaaa
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This seems to be asking for printing the second panic value? Where first is panic(exampleError{}) and second is panic("important error message") that happens when trying to print the first panic.

Yes, that's correct. Right now a workaround to get the second panic value printed is to do something like panic(fmt.Sprintf("%v", exampleError{}))

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Ah, got it, thanks. Sorry for the confusion.

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added help wanted NeedsFix The path to resolution is known, but the work has not been done. and removed WaitingForInfo Issue is not actionable because of missing required information, which needs to be provided. labels Apr 11, 2022
@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Backlog milestone Apr 11, 2022
@myaaaaaaaaa
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No worries, it's admittedly a fairly bizarre scenario.

I've updated the playground link with a hopefully clearer explanation, copied here for convenience: https://go.dev/play/p/IpGNUlM9YFP

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Change https://go.dev/cl/399874 mentions this issue: runtime: avoid panic while panicking discards error message

@dmitshur dmitshur modified the milestones: Backlog, Go1.19 Apr 15, 2022
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