On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 5:47 AM, Petr Jelinek
<petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> As a side note, the ConditionVariablePrepareToSleep()'s comment could be
> improved because currently it says the only advantage is that we skip
> double-test in the beginning of ConditionVariableSleep(). But that's not
> true, it's essential for preventing race conditions like the one above
> because it puts the current process into waiting list so we can be sure
> it will be signaled on broadcast once ConditionVariablePrepareToSleep()
> has been called.

But if you don't call ConditionVariablePrepareToSleep() before calling
ConditionVariableSleep(), then the first call to the latter will call
the former and return without doing anything else.  So I don't see how
this can ever go wrong if you're using these primitives as documented.

Robert Haas
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