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SubjectRe: Suspend one thread and resume another in one system call ?
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Nikita V. Youshchenko<yoush@cs.msu.su> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> Consider a situation when:
> - there is a set of threads,
> - only one of those should be allowed to work at a time,
> - there are "switch moments" when one thread should suspend, and other
> (known) resume.
>
> "Classic" solutions like have each thread sleeping on a semaphore, and
> making switch operation "sem_post(next_sem); sem_wait(my_sem)" cause two
> syscalls per switch.
>
> Could anyone suggest a solution with only one kernel entry per switch -
> running thread enters kernel and is de-scheduled, new thread resumes and
> leaves kernel?
>
> Nikita
>
> P.S.
> Since there are other threads in the same application working in the
> parallel with the mentioned "exclusive set", user-space solutions like
> libpth are not interesting.

If these threads are truly exclusive, just use ucontext.h's
setcontext() to switch threads in userspace.


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