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src: avoid race condition in tracing code

`json_trace_writer_` is protected by `stream_mutex_`,
but one access to it was not guarded by a lock on said mutex.

Refs: #25512

PR-URL: #25624
Reviewed-By: Denys Otrishko <>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <>
Reviewed-By: Richard Lau <>
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addaleax committed Jan 21, 2019
1 parent ce28caf commit 797111a69b3810e5036c8d50683136c739f69435
Showing with 10 additions and 3 deletions.
  1. +7 −2 src/tracing/
  2. +3 −1 src/tracing/node_trace_writer.h
@@ -138,8 +138,13 @@ void NodeTraceWriter::FlushPrivate() {

void NodeTraceWriter::Flush(bool blocking) {
Mutex::ScopedLock scoped_lock(request_mutex_);
if (!json_trace_writer_) {
// We need to lock the mutexes here in a nested fashion; stream_mutex_
// protects json_trace_writer_, and without request_mutex_ there might be
// a time window in which the stream state changes?
Mutex::ScopedLock stream_mutex_lock(stream_mutex_);
if (!json_trace_writer_)
int request_id = ++num_write_requests_;
int err = uv_async_send(&flush_signal_);
@@ -45,9 +45,11 @@ class NodeTraceWriter : public AsyncTraceWriter {
// Triggers callback to close async objects, ending the tracing thread.
uv_async_t exit_signal_;
// Prevents concurrent R/W on state related to serialized trace data
// before it's written to disk, namely stream_ and total_traces_.
// before it's written to disk, namely stream_ and total_traces_
// as well as json_trace_writer_.
Mutex stream_mutex_;
// Prevents concurrent R/W on state related to write requests.
// If both mutexes are locked, request_mutex_ has to be locked first.
Mutex request_mutex_;
// Allows blocking calls to Flush() to wait on a condition for
// trace events to be written to disk.

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