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Re: NetBSD vs Solaris condvar semantics

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 02:27:48PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
>    Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 09:37:09 +0200
>    From: Martin Husemann <>
>    In the zfs code, where do they store the mutex needed for cv_wait?
> In the two cases I have come across, dirent locks and range locks, a
> number of condvars, one per dirent or one per range, share a common
> mutex in some common enclosing object, such as a znode.  So, e.g., the
> end of zfs_dirent_unlock looks like
> cv_broadcast(&dl->dl_cv);       /* dl is a dirent lock stored in dzp.  */
> mutex_unlock(&dzp->z_lock);
> cv_destroy(&dl->dl_cv);
> kmem_free(dl, sizeof(*dl));

What do the waiters actually look like?
A lot of cv definitions allow for 'random' wakeups.
eg cv_broadcast() is allowed to wakeup all cv.
So after being woken you are required to check something....


David Laight:

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