backtrace of thread killer
Hello, I am right now having difficulties to understand why one thread I have is dead. Seems been killed by something (rails/puma). But there is no way I can see to understand what and why did it.
That's why I'm proposing a new feature. This would be
Thread#kill should record a backtrace at time of call and record it somewhere in the thread object so that later calling
Thread#killer_trace would show what performed this call.
Updated by shyouhei (Shyouhei Urabe) almost 6 years ago
Pre-2.4 usage: Killed thread can still be joined. If you call join to a killed thread, that should raise an exception. Its backtrace contains the info you want.
Starting from 2.4, in addition to the above, you can set Thread.report_on_exception = true (maybe at the very beginning of your code). This would automatically print backtraces for all killed threads immediately.