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SubjectRe: Userspace RCU 0.2.3
* Paul E. McKenney (paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 06:36:57PM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just released lib urcu 0.2.3, which is now using autotools. I also
> > integrated automatic architecture detection for old 386 which lack
> > cmpxchg (using a fall-back if necessary). I also use a lock; addl
> > instead of mfence on x86-32 to support a larger variety of older Intel
> > CPUs.
>
> !!!
>
> Is there anyone on these lists other than me who has actually used an
> SMP 80386-based system?

SMP 386, ugh, no. But UP 386 yes (at least me). :)

It will become important as the library gets integrated in
distributions.

>
> Either way, much appreciated for old time's sake. The things we used
> to do to avoid the need for cmpxchg! ;-)

In this case I disable signals and take a mutex around the cmpxchg. It's
really a best effort. Should be fine on UP 386, but not so much on SMP
386, as mixing it with assign/xchg pointer could lead to races. I'm not
sure it's worth trying to support 386 SMP though.

Mathieu


>
> Thanx, Paul
>
> > The build system detects if NR_futex is available in the system
> > headers. It falls back on a more portable alternative if they are not
> > available.
> >
> > There are also new configuration modes to ./configure for UP-only
> > systems.
> >
> > As always, the tarballs are available at http://www.lttng.org/urcu
> >
> > Mathieu
> >
> > --
> > Mathieu Desnoyers
> > OpenPGP key fingerprint: 8CD5 52C3 8E3C 4140 715F BA06 3F25 A8FE 3BAE 9A68
>

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Mathieu Desnoyers
OpenPGP key fingerprint: 8CD5 52C3 8E3C 4140 715F BA06 3F25 A8FE 3BAE 9A68


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