--- Comment #11 from shinji.suz...@gmail.com ---
Sorry I've made too many mistake in writing. (Should have gone to bed before
writing.) I'll rewrite whole post below.
I'm afraid execution of st_fence_sync() can still race.
Thread-A can run upto
success = screen->fence_finish(screen, pipe, fence, 0);
and then get preempted and Thread-B can run upto the same location.
screen->fence_reference(screen, &so->fence, NULL);
will be executed serially by both threads. If screen->fence_finish()
is thread-safe and return true only for the first invocation then all is fine
but likely it is not true as otherwise we will not be struggling with this
I think the gist of it is that checking of so->fence and nullifying of it
should be executed atomically. If "if (success)" is replaced with "if (success
&& so->fence)" then the program may behave correctly but I'm still not
comfortable about sreen->fence_finish() being called concurrently.
I'm also concerned that mutual exclusion on ctx->Shared->Mutex may introduce
unnecessarily strict serialization.
Can't we introduce per sync-object mutex so that excution of checking of
so->fence and nullyfying of it happen atomically?
Is that modification too intrusive? (At least it is unnecessary overhead when
st_fence_sync() is not executed concurrently on the same sync object.)
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