On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 2:12 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Thomas Munro
> <thomas.mu...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
>>> I think the better fix here would acutally be to get rid of a pointer
>>> based list here, and a) replace the queue with integer offsets ...
>> Here is a prototype of that idea.  It replaces that dlist with a
>> proclist, a new specialised doubly-linked list for pgprocno values,
>> using INVALID_PGPROCNO for termination.  It works with proclist_node
>> objects inside PGPROC at an arbitrary offset which must be provided
>> when you initialise the proclist.
> Aside from the fact that this allows LWLocks inside DSM segments,
> which I definitely want to support, this seems to have the nice
> property of reducing the size of an LWLock by 8 bytes.  We need to
> consider what to do about LWLOCK_MINIMAL_SIZE.  We could (a) decide to
> still pad all arrays of LWLocks to 32 bytes per LWLock so as to reduce
> false sharing, and rename this constant not to imply minimality; or
> (b) alter the macro definition to allow for 16 bytes as a possible
> result.

That version didn't actually make LWLock any smaller, because of the
additional offset stored in proclist_head when initialising the list.
Here is a new version that requires callers to provide it when
accessing the list, bringing sizeof(LWLock) down to 16 on LP64/LLP64
systems.  In the spirit of the dlist_container macro, I added macros
so you can name the link member rather than providing its offset:
proclist_push_tail(&list, procno, lwWaitLink).

Thomas Munro

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