> * Bruce Momjian
> | Just a warning that this is not going to be easy. We have OS-specific
> | code for spinlocks in include/storage/s_lock.h and
> | backend/storage/buffer/s_lock.c. So each S_LOCK macro call has to have
> | its test-and-set logic de-coupled with its while-lock-fail-try-again
> | logic. Most of them are easy, but some like VAX:
> | #define S_LOCK(addr) __asm__("1: bbssi $0,(%0),1b": :"r"(addr))
> | are hard to de-couple. Now, I did not know we supported NetBSD on VAX.
> | Does it work, anyone? Can I remove it?
> Yes, it works. No, please don't break it. Heck, I only just got it
> in in time for 6.3! :-) The not-so-busy-waiting-spinlock stuff can be
> put in on a platform at a time -- I'll expand the VAX version to do
> the right thing once someone has done another platform, so I can see
> what's the preferred way of doing it.
I won't. I hope.
Seriously, if you want to, please create a function to emulate the following:
* Access to platform specific test_and_set functionality. Given pointer to
* lock attempts to acquire the lock atomically.
* Returns 0 for success, nonzero for failure.
typedef slock_t unsigned char; /* or whatever works on the platform */
int tas(slock_t *lock)
/* atomic, interlocked */
tmp = *lock;
*lock = -1; /* any nonzero will do here */
return (tmp != 0);
Given this, I can fold the VAX right into the grand scheme, just like a
normal computer (;-)).
David Gould dg(at)illustra(dot)com 510.628.3783 or 510.305.9468
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