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Re: [RFC] EINTR and PC loser-ing library design
- From: Torvald Riegel <triegel at redhat dot com>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: danny dot milo+a at gmail dot com, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:22:50 +0100
- Subject: Re: [RFC] EINTR and PC loser-ing library design
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On Mon, 2014-12-08 at 14:28 +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 12/08/2014 02:22 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > - add an intr_handler callback (pointer) to glibc, setable by the user, defaulting to one just returning (-1).
> Using a callback is very dubious because it is difficult to specify its
> semantics, and it will negatively interfere with current and future
> compiler optimizations.
> Maybe a thread-local flag which controls retry-on-EINTR behavior might
> make sense, but it's reasonable to check what other systems do first
> (and perhaps bring this up in the Austin working group for POSIX
Thread-local flags are problematic too because they increase the state
you need to save/restore or initialize when running lots of parallel
tasks with work stealing on a thread pool, for example.