Bug 5298 - Task.Wait sometimes executes task on same thread.
Summary: Task.Wait sometimes executes task on same thread.
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System ()
Version: master
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-23 23:14 UTC by Peter Ritchie
Modified: 2012-05-30 07:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Peter Ritchie 2012-05-23 23:14:26 UTC
the following test fails consistently in Windows 7.

		public void TaskWaitDoesNotRunTaskOnCurrentThread()
			var mainThreadId = Thread.CurrentThread.ManagedThreadId;
			var threadThreadId = mainThreadId;
			Task task = Task.Factory.StartNew(() => threadThreadId = Thread.CurrentThread.ManagedThreadId);
			task = Task.Factory.StartNew(() => threadThreadId = Thread.CurrentThread.ManagedThreadId);

			Assert.AreNotEqual(mainThreadId, threadThreadId);

This same test with .NET 4.0 does not fail.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2012-05-29 11:56:14 UTC
This is implementation/OS detail. .NET Framework is free to choose any available thread to execute the task
Comment 2 Peter Ritchie 2012-05-29 13:44:12 UTC
Any *available* thread, it's running it on the *current* thread.

If you're trying to do background tasks *off* the UI thread, this is bad; because the code ends up running on the UI thread and completely bogs down the UI.
Comment 3 Marek Safar 2012-05-30 07:16:57 UTC
Fixed in master, the handling is now task scheduler specific.

Thanks for the bug report.