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Re: [updated patch] malloc per-thread cache ready for review

On 06/30/2017 04:25 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On 06/28/2017 09:35 PM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
>> On Thursday 29 June 2017 06:46 AM, DJ Delorie wrote:
>>> Siddhesh Poyarekar <> writes:
>>>> haha, interesting, because I remember Florian and I had this discussion
>>>> about the utility of SXID_IGNORE six months ago when I designed the
>>>> scope control for the envvars.  Lets have Florian explain this.
>>> Changed to SXID_ERASE.
>>>> The braces should be on the next line:
>>> Fixed.
>>>>>>> +static void __attribute__ ((section ("__libc_thread_freeres_fn")))
>>>>>> __attribute__ should be on its own line.
>>>>> Likewise, I was copying the formatting used elsewhere in malloc.  What
>>>>> is the correct formatting for that line?  Do I need to fix the other
>>>>> existing instances also?
>>>> Sure, but in a separate (obvious) patch.  The malloc code was in a
>>>> completely different format when it was ported in from dlmalloc and
>>>> since then it has been a bit of a mishmash that needs a cleanup.
>>> I scanned all of glibc, and the same-line syntax seems to be nearly
>>> ubiquitous, with only one example of it on a separate line.  I couldn't
>>> find any mention of attributes in the GNU or GLIBC coding standards
>>> either...
>>> I'm certainly willing to do a global tweak patch later, but... is this
>>> documented somewhere?
>> I thought it should have been but now that you've forced me to think
>> harder, my impression may be due to the way macro sections were written
>> in some math functions.
>> Looks good to me, please commit.
> I would like to do one more pass of review on this final patch just to
> make sure we didn't miss anything.
Added to release blockers:

Thread local cache has significant performance gains in the measured
workloads, and I'd like to see those gains translated to users.

The obvious next steps are probably more deterministic memory usage
from glibc's malloc, but that's a next project.


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