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Logging: Disable logging after fork()

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Logging: Disable logging after fork()

Summary:
We had a bug where if we had forked (in the ProcessLauncherPosixFork)
while another thread was writing a log message, we would deadlock. This
happened because the fork child inherited the locked log rwmutex, which
would never get unlocked. This meant the child got stuck trying to
disable all log channels.

The bug existed for a while but only started being apparent after
D37930, which started using ThreadLauncher (which uses logging) instead
of std::thread (which does not) for launching TaskPool threads.

The fix is to use pthread_atfork to disable logging in the forked child.

Reviewers: zturner, eugene, clayborg

Subscribers: lldb-commits

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D38938

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Committed
labathOct 23 2017, 12:41 PM
Differential Revision
D38938: Logging: provide a way to safely disable logging in a forked process
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