When ASan reports an issue the contents of the system log buffer
(error_message_buffer) get flushed to the system log (via
LogFullErrorReport()). After this happens the buffer is not cleared
but this is usually fine because the process usually exits soon after
reporting the issue.
However, when ASan runs in halt_on_error=0 mode execution continues
without clearing the buffer. This leads to problems if more ASan
issues are found and reported.
- Duplicate ASan reports in the system log. The Nth (start counting from 1)
ASan report will be duplicated (M - N) times in the system log if M is the
number of ASan issues reported.
- Lost ASan reports. Given a sufficient
number of reports the buffer will fill up and consequently cannot be appended
to. This means reports can be lost.
The fix here is to reset error_message_buffer_pos to 0 which
effectively clears the system log buffer.
A test case is included but unfortunately it is Darwin specific because
querying the system log is an OS specific activity.