path: root/src/thread/pthread_attr_setinheritsched.c
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2019-02-15always block signals for starting new threads, refactor start argsRich Felker-19/+0
whether signals need to be blocked at thread start, and whether unblocking is necessary in the entry point function, has historically depended on intricacies of the cancellation design and on whether there are scheduling operations to perform on the new thread before its successful creation can be committed. future changes to track an AS-safe list of live threads will require signals to be blocked whenever changes are made to the list, so ... prior to commits b8742f32602add243ee2ce74d804015463726899 and 40bae2d32fd6f3ffea437fa745ad38a1fe77b27e, a signal mask for the entry function to restore was part of the pthread structure. it was removed to trim down the size of the structure, which both saved a small amount of stack space and improved code generation on archs where small immediate displacements are less costly than arbitrary ones, by limiting the range of offsets between the base of the thread structure, its members, and the thread pointer. these commits moved the saved mask to a special structure used only when special scheduling was needed, in which case the pthread_create caller and new thread had to synchronize with each other and could use this memory to pass a mask. this commit partially reverts the above two commits, but instead of putting the mask back in the pthread structure, it moves all "start argument" members out of the pthread structure, trimming it down further, and puts them in a separate structure passed on the new thread's stack. the code path for explicit scheduling of the new thread is also changed to synchronize with the calling thread in such a way to avoid spurious futex wakes.
2018-09-12reduce spurious inclusion of libc.hRich Felker-1/+0
libc.h was intended to be a header for access to global libc state and related interfaces, but ended up included all over the place because it was the way to get the weak_alias macro. most of the inclusions removed here are places where weak_alias was needed. a few were recently introduced for hidden. some go all the way back to when libc.h defined CANCELPT_BEGIN and _END, and all (wrongly implemented) cancellation points had to include it. remaining spurious users are mostly callers of the LOCK/UNLOCK macros and files that use the LFS64 macro to define the awful *64 aliases. in a few places, new inclusion of libc.h is added because several internal headers no longer implicitly include libc.h. declarations for __lockfile and __unlockfile are moved from libc.h to stdio_impl.h so that the latter does not need libc.h. putting them in libc.h made no sense at all, since the macros in stdio_impl.h are needed to use them correctly anyway.
2018-09-05define and use internal macros for hidden visibility, weak refsRich Felker-2/+2
this cleans up what had become widespread direct inline use of "GNU C" style attributes directly in the source, and lowers the barrier to increased use of hidden visibility, which will be useful to recovering some of the efficiency lost when the protected visibility hack was dropped in commit dc2f368e565c37728b0d620380b849c3a1ddd78f, especially on archs where the PLT ABI is costly.
2018-05-09make linking of thread-start with explicit scheduling conditionalRich Felker-0/+21
the wrapper start function that performs scheduling operations is unreachable if pthread_attr_setinheritsched is never called, so move it there rather than the pthread_create source file, saving some code size for static-linked programs.
2012-11-11add support for thread scheduling (POSIX TPS option)Rich Felker-0/+8
linux's sched_* syscalls actually implement the TPS (thread scheduling) functionality, not the PS (process scheduling) functionality which the sched_* functions are supposed to have. omitting support for the PS option (and having the sched_* interfaces fail with ENOSYS rather than omitting them, since some broken software assumes they exist) seems to be the only conforming way to do this on linux.