Memory Reuse

Occurs when two tasks write to a shared memory location. That is, a task writes to a variable with a new value but does not read the same value generated by a prior task.

One of the following has occurred:

Problem type: Memory reuse

Problem type: Memory reuse

ID

Code Location

Description

1

Allocation site

If present, and if the memory involved is heap memory, represents the location and associated call stack when the memory was allocated.

2

Parallel site

If present, represents the location and associated call stack of the parallel site containing the Memory Reuse problem.

3

Read

Represents the instruction and associated call stack of the first access if it is a memory read.

4

Write

Represents the instruction and associated call stack of the second access if it is a memory write.

5

Write

Represents the instruction and associated call stack of the first access if it is a memory write.

Example

int global;
void main()
{
    ANNOTATE_SITE_BEGIN(reuse_site);    // Begin parallel site
        ANNOTATE_TASK_BEGIN(task111);
            global = 111;               // Read and/or Write
            assert(global == 111);
        ANNOTATE_TASK_END();
        ANNOTATE_TASK_BEGIN(task222);
            global = 222;               // Write
            assert(global == 222);
        ANNOTATE_TASK_END();
    ANNOTATE_SITE_END();
}

In this example, two tasks use the same global variable. Each task does not read or communicate the value produced by the other task.

Some Possible Correction Strategies

Change the tasks to have their own private variables rather than sharing a variable.

For more information about interactions between tasks and how to fix them, see the Understanding Data Sharing Problems and the Fixing Sharing Problems sections.

To prevent the Correctness tool from reporting certain data sharing problems or to request additional analysis for a specific memory region, see the help topic Special-purpose Annotations.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.