In llvm_shutdown function we destroy all objects in the StaticList. This procedure as well as RegisterManagedStatic are guarded by ManagedStaticMutex which is a static pointer visible only in ManagedStatic.cpp. Memory for the mutex is allocated at initializeMutex function and we never free this memory. From my experience this can cause a memory leak problem if we create a dll linked with LLVM libraries and the dll gets loaded(LoadLibrary Windows API) and unload(FreeLibrary Windows API) at runtime many times.
My proposal is to provide deleteManagedStaticMutex LLVM API, so we can deallocate the mutex from DllMain on Windows. Please take a look at https://reviews.llvm.org/D52425
I also think it’s worth adding deleteManagedStaticMutex to llvm_shutdown_obj’s destructor. I have attached valgrind logs with and without deleting ManagedStaticMutex.
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MutexDeleted.txt (2.38 KB)