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Re: Should glibc be fully reentrant? -- No. (Roland was right).
- From: OndÅej BÃlka <neleai at seznam dot cz>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Roland McGrath <roland at hack dot frob dot com>, Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh at redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:17:50 +0100
- Subject: Re: Should glibc be fully reentrant? -- No. (Roland was right).
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On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:50:19AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 12/11/2014 03:11 PM, OndÅej BÃlka wrote:
> >Yes, I wrote that from head so I forgot volatile/asm barrier. One could
> >add requirement like needs to be compiled by gcc4-6+ instead pure C as
> >just using signals is not part of C standard.
> GCC emulates atomics with locks on some platforms, or some lock-free
> instruction sequences may not be reentrant. This begins to look
> like a can of worms, unfortunately.
It uses only thread local variable. If they are not reentrant its
gigantic hole, you could not for example use sigaction as it could
set errno which is thread local variable.