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* [RELEASE] Userspace RCU 0.12.0
@ 2020-04-09 18:59 Mathieu Desnoyers
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From: Mathieu Desnoyers @ 2020-04-09 18:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel, lttng-dev, rp
  Cc: Paul E. McKenney, Stephen Hemminger, Alan Stern, Lai Jiangshan,
	lwn, Alex Xu


This announcement introduces the 0.12 version of liburcu.

liburcu is a LGPLv2.1 userspace RCU (read-copy-update) library. This
data synchronization library provides read-side access which scales
linearly with the number of cores. It does so by allowing multiple
copies of a given data structure to live at the same time, and by
monitoring the data structure accesses to detect grace periods after
which memory reclamation is possible.

liburcu-cds provides efficient data structures based on RCU and
lock-free algorithms. Those structures include hash tables, queues,
stacks, and doubly-linked lists.

* New in this release:

This 0.12 liburcu release is mainly done to add a DEFINE_URCU_TLS_INIT
macro to the urcu/tls-compat.h API. There is a very recent unfortunate
situation where a major user of liburcu (lttng-ust 2.12) added a use
of DEFINE_URCU_TLS such as:

  DEFINE_URCU_TLS(ino_t, cached_net_ns) = NS_INO_UNINITIALIZED;

Which builds and runs fine for CONFIG_RCU_TLS, but fails to build for
!CONFIG_RCU_TLS. Fixing this required to extend the API and add a new
DEFINE_URCU_TLS_INIT() which could then be used in this way:


Support for FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD is also added in this release,
contributed by Alex Xu. It uses _mutx_op() to implement the liburcu
futex APIs on FreeBSD.

Finally, a noteworthy change has been done to the urcu-bp flavor:
urcu_bp_register_thread() now performs the underlying lazy registration
of the caller thread rather than being a pure no-op. This is useful
for some real-time use-cases (e.g. Xenomai) which require to perform
urcu-bp thread registration early in the thread life-time before it
starts performing real-time tasks.



Project website:
Git repository: git://

Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.

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