cvs commit: src/lib/libthr/thread thr_mutex.c src/lib/libkse/thread thr_mutex.c src/include pthread.h

David Xu davidxu at
Mon Oct 29 19:44:47 PDT 2007

Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, David Xu wrote:
>> I am not sure PTHREAD_MUTEX_ADAPTIVE_NP is a correct solution, in fact
>> I think this is Linux crap, shouldn't PTHREAD_PRIO_PROTECT and
>> PTHREAD_PRIO_INHERIT mutex be adaptivly spinned ?
>> also this commit does not change mutex_self_lock() to handle the
>> definition when the mutex is already locked by the currect thread ?
>> deadlock or return error code ?
> I tend to agree with the "Linux crap" comment, but I hesitate
> to use those words considering the recent sensor framework
> incident ;-)

Isn't this commit an incident too ? :-) if it is not, then
we should retire from FreeBSD now, as two thread library
maintainers were bypassed.

> As I said in previous email, I would rather see our default
> mutex implementations improved instead of adding new interfaces.
> If it's really necessary in the short term, perhaps an
> environment variable that can be set to force all mutexes
> to be adaptive (and when kern.smp.cpus > 1 perhaps?).
Yes, an environment variable is good idea.

David Xu

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