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From: Suanming Mou <suanmingm@nvidia.com>
To: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>
Cc: Narcisa Ana Maria Vasile <navasile@linux.microsoft.com>,
	Dmitry Malloy <dmitrym@microsoft.com>,
	Pallavi Kadam <pallavi.kadam@intel.com>,
	"dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2020 02:46:53 +0000
Message-ID: <MWHPR12MB17436632393C15AD81E08086C10B0@MWHPR12MB1743.namprd12.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201007195358.6687cc42@sovereign>

Hi Dmitry,

Thank you very much.
I also got some messages that they wish the PTHREAD_MUTEX_INITIALIZER macro can also be supported.

Refer to [1], we found that with critical section solution, maybe the macro can be defined as this:
#define PTHREAD_MUTEX_INITIALIZER {(void*)-1,-1,0,0,0,0}

We have tested that works, so I would prefer to add that if the macro is also OK with you.
What do you think about that? 

The explanation from [1]:
" The pthreads API has an initialization macro that has no correspondence to anything in the windows API. By investigating the internal definition of the critical section type, one may work out how to initialize one without calling InitializeCriticalSection(). The trick here is that InitializeCriticalSection() is not allowed to fail. It tries to allocate a critical section debug object, but if no memory is available, it sets the pointer to a specific value. (One would expect that value to be NULL, but it is actually (void *)-1 for some reason.) Thus we can use this special value for that pointer, and the critical section code will work.

The other important part of the critical section type to initialize is the number of waiters. This controls whether or not the mutex is locked. Fortunately, this part of the critical section is unlikely to change. Apparently, many programs already test critical sections to see if they are locked using this value, so Microsoft felt that it was necessary to keep it set at -1 for an unlocked critical section, even when they changed the underlying algorithm to be more scalable. The final parts of the critical section object are unimportant, and can be set to zero for their defaults."

[1] https://locklessinc.com/articles/pthreads_on_windows/

BR,
SuanmingMou

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:54 AM
> To: Suanming Mou <suanmingm@nvidia.com>
> Cc: Narcisa Ana Maria Vasile <navasile@linux.microsoft.com>; Dmitry Malloy
> <dmitrym@microsoft.com>; Pallavi Kadam <pallavi.kadam@intel.com>;
> dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock
> 
> On Wed,  7 Oct 2020 22:17:28 +0800, Suanming Mou wrote:
> > Add pthread mutex lock as it is needed for the thread safe rte_flow
> > functions.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Suanming Mou <suanmingm@nvidia.com>
> 
> Acked-by: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-08  2:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-27  8:20 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] ethdev: make rte flow API thread safe Suanming Mou
2020-09-27  8:20 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock Suanming Mou
2020-09-27 15:56   ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2020-09-28  2:30     ` Suanming Mou
2020-09-27  8:20 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] ethdev: make rte flow API thread safe Suanming Mou
2020-09-30 10:56   ` Ori Kam
2020-10-04 23:44     ` Suanming Mou
2020-10-04 23:48 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] ethdev: make rte_flow " Suanming Mou
2020-10-04 23:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock Suanming Mou
2020-10-04 23:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] ethdev: make rte_flow API thread safe Suanming Mou
2020-10-05 11:28     ` Ori Kam
2020-10-06 23:18       ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-10-07  0:50         ` Suanming Mou
2020-10-07  6:33           ` Ori Kam
2020-10-07 14:17 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/2] " Suanming Mou
2020-10-07 14:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock Suanming Mou
2020-10-07 16:53     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2020-10-08  2:46       ` Suanming Mou [this message]
2020-10-14 10:02         ` Tal Shnaiderman
2020-10-07 14:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/2] ethdev: make rte_flow API thread safe Suanming Mou
2020-10-07 14:42     ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-10-07 16:37       ` Ori Kam
2020-10-07 20:10     ` Matan Azrad
2020-10-08  2:56       ` Suanming Mou
2020-10-09  1:17 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/2] " Suanming Mou
2020-10-09  1:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock Suanming Mou
2020-10-09  9:19     ` Tal Shnaiderman
2020-10-14 16:45     ` Ranjit Menon
2020-10-15  2:15     ` Narcisa Ana Maria Vasile
2020-10-15  2:18       ` Suanming Mou
2020-10-09  1:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/2] ethdev: make rte_flow API thread safe Suanming Mou
2020-10-14 10:19     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-10-14 10:41       ` Suanming Mou
2020-10-15  1:07 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/2] " Suanming Mou
2020-10-15  1:07   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/2] eal/windows: add pthread mutex lock Suanming Mou
2020-10-15  2:22     ` Narcisa Ana Maria Vasile
2020-10-15  1:07   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/2] ethdev: make rte_flow API thread safe Suanming Mou
2020-10-15  8:28     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-10-15  8:52       ` Andrew Rybchenko
2020-10-15 22:43   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/2] " Thomas Monjalon

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