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2015-04-13remove remnants of support for running in no-thread-pointer modeRich Felker-1/+0
since 1.1.0, musl has nominally required a thread pointer to be setup. most of the remaining code that was checking for its availability was doing so for the sake of being usable by the dynamic linker. as of commit 71f099cb7db821c51d8f39dfac622c61e54d794c, this is no longer necessary; the thread pointer is now valid before any libc code (outside of dynamic linker bootstrap functions) runs. this commit essentially concludes "phase 3" of the "transition path for removing lazy init of thread pointer" project that began during the 1.1.0 release cycle.
2015-02-21add new masked cancellation modeRich Felker-1/+1
this is a new extension which is presently intended only for experimental and internal libc use. interface and behavior details may change subject to feedback and experience from using it internally. the basic concept for the new PTHREAD_CANCEL_MASKED state is that the first cancellation point to observe the cancellation request fails with an errno value of ECANCELED rather than acting on cancellation, allowing the caller to process the status and choose whether/how to act upon it.
2014-09-06use weak symbols for the POSIX functions that will be used by C threadsJens Gustedt-1/+3
The intent of this is to avoid name space pollution of the C threads implementation. This has two sides to it. First we have to provide symbols that wouldn't pollute the name space for the C threads implementation. Second we have to clean up some internal uses of POSIX functions such that they don't implicitly drag in such symbols.
2014-03-24always initialize thread pointer at program startRich Felker-8/+4
this is the first step in an overhaul aimed at greatly simplifying and optimizing everything dealing with thread-local state. previously, the thread pointer was initialized lazily on first access, or at program startup if stack protector was in use, or at certain random places where inconsistent state could be reached if it were not initialized early. while believed to be fully correct, the logic was fragile and non-obvious. in the first phase of the thread pointer overhaul, support is retained (and in some cases improved) for systems/situation where loading the thread pointer fails, e.g. old kernels. some notes on specific changes: - the confusing use of libc.main_thread as an indicator that the thread pointer is initialized is eliminated in favor of an explicit has_thread_pointer predicate. - sigaction no longer needs to ensure that the thread pointer is initialized before installing a signal handler (this was needed to prevent a situation where the signal handler caused the thread pointer to be initialized and the subsequent sigreturn cleared it again) but it still needs to ensure that implementation-internal thread-related signals are not blocked. - pthread tsd initialization for the main thread is deferred in a new manner to minimize bloat in the static-linked __init_tp code. - pthread_setcancelstate no longer needs special handling for the situation before the thread pointer is initialized. it simply fails on systems that cannot support a thread pointer, which are non-conforming anyway. - pthread_cleanup_push/pop now check for missing thread pointer and nop themselves out in this case, so stdio no longer needs to avoid the cancellable path when the thread pointer is not available. a number of cases remain where certain interfaces may crash if the system does not support a thread pointer. at this point, these should be limited to pthread interfaces, and the number of such cases should be fewer than before.
2011-04-20fix minor bugs due to incorrect threaded-predicate semanticsRich Felker-1/+1
some functions that should have been testing whether pthread_self() had been called and initialized the thread pointer were instead testing whether pthread_create() had been called and actually made the program "threaded". while it's unlikely any mismatch would occur in real-world problems, this could have introduced subtle bugs. now, we store the address of the main thread's thread descriptor in the libc structure and use its presence as a flag that the thread register is initialized. note that after fork, the calling thread (not necessarily the original main thread) is the new main thread.
2011-04-17clean up handling of thread/nothread mode, lockingRich Felker-1/+1
2011-04-17optimize cancellation enable/disable codeRich Felker-3/+8
the goal is to be able to use pthread_setcancelstate internally in the implementation, whenever a function might want to use functions which are cancellation points but avoid becoming a cancellation point itself. i could have just used a separate internal function for temporarily inhibiting cancellation, but the solution in this commit is better because (1) it's one less implementation-specific detail in functions that need to use it, and (2) application code can also get the same benefit. previously, pthread_setcancelstate dependend on pthread_self, which would pull in unwanted thread setup overhead for non-threaded programs. now, it temporarily stores the state in the global libc struct if threads have not been initialized, and later moves it if needed. this way we can instead use __pthread_self, which has no dependencies and assumes that the thread register is already valid.
2011-04-13simplify cancellation point handlingRich Felker-3/+3
we take advantage of the fact that unless self->cancelpt is 1, cancellation cannot happen. so just increment it by 2 to temporarily block cancellation. this drops pthread_create.o well under 1k.
2011-04-05new framework to inhibit thread cancellation when neededRich Felker-2/+2
with these small changes, libc functions which need to call functions which are cancellation points, but which themselves must not be cancellation points, can use the CANCELPT_INHIBIT and CANCELPT_RESUME macros to temporarily inhibit all cancellation.
2011-02-12initial check-in, version 0.5.0v0.5.0Rich Felker-0/+10