Jan Kiszka wrote:
> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>>> To improve robustness of the fast mutex implementation in POSIX (and
>>>>> later on in native), it is better to track the mutex owner by handle
>>>>> instead of kernel object pointer. Therefore, this patch changes
>>>>> __xn_sys_current (xeno_set_current) so that it returns
>>>>> xnthread_handle(current_thread). It furthermore converts the POSIX mutex
>>>>> implementation to pick up and store the lock owner as handle in the
>>>>> kernel/user-shared mutex. Finally it ensures that at least POSIX threads
>>>>> always have an (anonymous) handle assigned.
>>>>> As the value stored in the mutex variable is now an integer, we can
>>>>> switch over to xnarch_atomic_t, removing all atomic_intptr users.
>>>> Ok. I do not know if this should be part of this patch, or in another
>>>> one, but we should call xeno_set_current in the trampolines of all
>>>> skins, so that they can use the native and posix mutexes.
>>>> This is another thing that I have left in a state of flux...
>>> Find it below (PATCH 4/3).
>>> BTW, should we better invoke pthread_exit in xeno_set_current in case of 
>>> a failure?
>> I prefer my application to die. This way I would know that something
>> went wrong. And by the way, how could this syscall fail ? I mean if
>> xenomai or the posix skin are not loaded, we would have known it earlier.
> So far this syscall can trigger a thread handle registration if the
> current thread has no handle yet. But that could go away if all skins
> ensure that there is at least an anonymous handle for their threads
> after creation.

Yes please rework that and do the registration at thread creation in
kernel-space. Since the system call is not called for kernel-space
threads, the on-demand registry registration would not work for them,
unless.... no, I can not imagine that.


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