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From: Szabolcs Nagy <Szabolcs.Nagy@arm.com>
To: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
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Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH for 4.21 01/16] rseq/selftests: Add reference counter to coexist with glibc
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:04:28 +0000
Message-ID: <f22ef029-2f30-6bd9-e46a-9e7b0a1e9225@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1680616760.2469.1539275846360.JavaMail.zimbra@efficios.com>

On 11/10/18 17:37, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> ----- On Oct 11, 2018, at 12:20 PM, Szabolcs Nagy Szabolcs.Nagy@arm.com wrote:
>> On 11/10/18 16:13, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
>>> ----- On Oct 11, 2018, at 6:37 AM, Szabolcs Nagy Szabolcs.Nagy@arm.com wrote:
>>>> On 10/10/18 20:19, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
>>>>> +__attribute__((visibility("hidden"))) __thread
>>>>> +volatile struct libc_rseq __lib_rseq_abi = {
>>>> ...
>> but it's in a magic struct that's called "abi" which is confusing,
>> the counter is not abi, it's in a hidden object.
> 
> No, it is really an ABI between user-space apps/libs. It's not meant to be
> hidden. glibc implements its own register/unregister functions (it does not
> link against librseq). librseq exposes register/unregister functions as public
> APIs. Those also use the refcount. I also plan to have existing libraries, e.g.
> liblttng-ust and possibly liburcu flavors, implement the
> registration/unregistration and refcount handling on their own, so we don't
> have to add a requirement on additional linking on librseq for pre-existing
> libraries.
> 
> So that refcount is not an ABI between kernel and user-space, but it's a
> user-space ABI nevertheless (between program and shared objects).
> 

if that's what you want, then your declaration is wrong.
the object should not have hidden visibility.

then each library (glibc etc) will have its own separate
tls object with their own separate refcounter (and they
will unregister when their own refcounter hits 0)

either the struct should be public abi (extern tls
symbol) or the register/unregister functions should
be public abi (so when multiple implementations are
present in the same process only one of them will
provide definition for the public abi symbol and
thus there will be one refcounter).

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Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-10 19:19 [RFC PATCH for 4.21 00/16] rseq updates, new cpu_opv system call Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 01/16] rseq/selftests: Add reference counter to coexist with glibc Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-11 10:37   ` Szabolcs Nagy
2018-10-11 15:13     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-11 16:20       ` Szabolcs Nagy
2018-10-11 16:37         ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-11 17:04           ` Szabolcs Nagy [this message]
2018-10-11 19:42             ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-12  9:59               ` Szabolcs Nagy
2018-10-23 14:59                 ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 02/16] rseq/selftests: Adapt number of threads to the number of detected cpus Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 03/16] sched: Implement push_task_to_cpu (v2) Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-17  6:51   ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-10-17 15:09     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 04/16] mm: Introduce vm_map_user_ram, vm_unmap_user_ram Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-16 18:30   ` Steven Rostedt
2018-10-16 19:21     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-16 19:40       ` Steven Rostedt
2018-10-17  0:27     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-10-17 15:00       ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-17 15:04         ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-17 15:34           ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 05/16] mm: Provide is_vma_noncached Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 06/16] cpu_opv: Provide cpu_opv system call (v8) Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-16  8:10   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-10-16 19:17     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-17  1:46       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-10-17  7:19   ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-10-17 15:11     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-17 16:09       ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 07/16] cpu_opv: limit amount of virtual address space used by cpu_opv Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 08/16] x86: Wire up cpu_opv system call Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 09/16] powerpc: " Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 10/16] arm: " Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 11/16] cpu-opv/selftests: Provide cpu-op library Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 12/16] cpu-opv/selftests: Provide basic test Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 13/16] cpu-opv/selftests: Provide percpu_op API Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 14/16] cpu-opv/selftests: Provide basic percpu ops test Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 15/16] cpu-opv/selftests: Provide parametrized tests Mathieu Desnoyers
2018-10-10 19:19 ` [RFC PATCH for 4.21 16/16] cpu-opv/selftests: Provide Makefile, scripts, gitignore Mathieu Desnoyers

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