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From: Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>
To: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
Cc: dev <dev@dpdk.org>, dpdk stable <stable@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] [PATCH] vdpa/mlx5: fix configuration mutex cleanup
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:23:27 +0000
Message-ID: <MW2PR12MB249203CB1495DD64F04A2689DFA80@MW2PR12MB2492.namprd12.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1c1fdabf-2588-2fd7-f5c4-dcb4e029ac35@redhat.com>



From: Maxime Coquelin
> On 1/14/21 2:09 PM, Matan Azrad wrote:
> >
> >
> > From: Maxime Coquelin
> >> Hi Matan,
> >>
> >> On 1/14/21 12:49 PM, Matan Azrad wrote:
> >>> Hi Maxime and David
> >>>
> >>> Thank you for Review.
> >>>
> >>> From: David Marchand
> >>>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:48 AM David Marchand
> >>>> <david.marchand@redhat.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> I wonder if it would be possible and cleaner to disable
> >>>>>> cancellation on the thread while the mutex is held?
> >>>
> >>> Yes, we can cause thread to return by some global variable sync.
> >>> It is the same logic.
> >>
> >> No, that was not my suggestion. My suggestion is to block the thread
> >> cancellation while in the critical section, using pthread_setcancelstate().
> >
> > Yes, Generally it is better to let the thread control his cancellation, either
> cancel itself or enabling\disabling cancellations.
> >
> > I don't see a reason to wait for the thread in current logic - the critical section
> is not important to be completed here.
> 
> The reason I see is there are quite a few things done in this critical section. And
> if tomorrow someone add new things in it, he may not know the thread can be
> cancelled at any time, which could cause hard to debug issues.

As I said, here it is not needed, this thread designed just to cause guest notifications.

The optional future developer mistake can be done also outside the critical section in in any other place - we cannot protect it.

The design choice is to close the thread fast.

> > We just want to close the thread and to clean the mutex.
> >
> >>>>> +1
> >>>>
> >>>> IEEE Std 1003.1-2001/Cor 2-2004, item XBD/TC2/D6/26 is applied,
> >>>> adding pthread_t to the list of types that are not required to be
> >>>> arithmetic types, thus allowing pthread_t to be defined as a structure.
> >>>>
> >>>> It would be better to leave pthread_t alone and not interpret it:
> >>>>
> >>>> if (priv->timer_tid) {
> >>>>     pthread_cancel(priv->timer_tid);
> >>>>     pthread_join(priv->timer_tid, &status); }
> >>>> priv->timer_tid = 0;
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I'm not sure why you think it is better in this specific case.
> >>> The cancellation will close the thread in faster way, no need to
> >>> wait for the
> >> thread to close itself.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> David Marchand
> >>>
> >


  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-14 15:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-06  6:43 [dpdk-dev] " Matan Azrad
2021-01-07 18:09 ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-08  8:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] " David Marchand
2021-01-14  8:34     ` David Marchand
2021-01-14 11:49       ` Matan Azrad
2021-01-14 12:38         ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-14 13:09           ` Matan Azrad
2021-01-14 14:27             ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-14 15:23               ` Matan Azrad [this message]
2021-01-21 10:46                 ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-21 20:13                   ` Matan Azrad
2021-01-26 10:22                     ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-26 10:45                       ` Matan Azrad
2021-01-26 13:00                         ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-26 18:23                           ` Matan Azrad
2021-01-27 10:45 ` [dpdk-dev] " Maxime Coquelin
2021-01-27 12:01 ` Maxime Coquelin

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