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Re: [PATCH] Async signal safe TLS accesses
- From: Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal dot cx>
- To: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>, Andrew Hunter <ahh at google dot com>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, iant at google dot com, ppluzhnikov at google dot com
- Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 18:22:16 -0400
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Async signal safe TLS accesses
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On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 10:08:23PM +0000, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> I do think there is consensus for allowing TLS access in signal handlers.
> I'd like there to be consensus for TLS accesses never failing (i.e. all
> dynamic allocation being done at thread creation time or dlopen time, when
> it's possible to return an error status, and initial accesses doing no
> more than associating a variable with memory from a pool where a
> sufficient amount of memory is guaranteed to have been allocated at one of
> those times), but while I don't think anyone has objected to that, I'm not
> sure enough people have actually thought about it.
I'm quite happy to hear this. Part of my aim in implementing that for
musl was a hope that glibc would pick up the idea and do the same. :)