Coda File System

Re: Coda on AMD64 (Linux) and Windows2000/Xp

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 14:41:11 -0500
On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 12:01:58AM +1030, Brett Lymn wrote:
> +ENTRY(savecontext)
> +	pushq	%rsp

Ahh, makes sense, push quad instead of push long. I do wonder why there
is no 'push all' equivalent.

> *snip*snip*snip*
> > It actually seems to work now and it should be more portable.
> > 
> Hmmmm would it not be better to use pthreads instead?  Most, if not all,
> OS's these days have or can have a libpthread which makes the code even
> more portable...

There already is a pthread version (lwp/src-pt). I've used it with venus
to debug some memory issues. Valgrind didn't like how LWP was messing
around with the stacks. LWP-using applications do seem to be picky about
the order in which created threads are executing and it looked like
there was a problem when venus was trying to grab a lock. In some places
the code seems to assume that the lock will be available and that no
other threads will run. These are really bugs in the code that are
currently (probably) harmless because of the cooperative threading model
of LWP. Using pthreads does give better portability and allows us to
debug deadlock or memory problems with gdb and valgrind.

I'll see if I can get lwp-pt built on a recent cygwin, the fact that no
matter how well it worked we still needed the old version for Windows
was one of the reasons why we never really pushed this code further.

Received on 2005-01-25 14:42:42