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Re: [PATCH] do not take mutex in _Unwind_Find_registered_FDE if there is no registered objects


On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:03:53AM -0600, Jeff Law wrote:
> On 07/27/2016 10:24 PM, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 05:12:18PM -0600, Jeff Law wrote:
> > > On 07/25/2016 07:44 AM, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > > > _Unwind_Find_FDE calls _Unwind_Find_registered_FDE and it takes lock even
> > > > when there is no registered objects. As far as I see only statically
> > > > linked applications call __register_frame_info* functions, so for
> > > > dynamically linked executables taking the lock to check unseen_objects
> > > > and seen_objects is a pessimization. Since the function is called on
> > > > each thrown exception this is a lot of unneeded locking.  This patch
> > > > checks unseen_objects and seen_objects outside of the lock and returns
> > > > earlier if both are NULL.
> > > > 
> > > > diff --git a/libgcc/unwind-dw2-fde.c b/libgcc/unwind-dw2-fde.c
> > > > index 5b16a1f..41de746 100644
> > > > --- a/libgcc/unwind-dw2-fde.c
> > > > +++ b/libgcc/unwind-dw2-fde.c
> > > > @@ -1001,6 +1001,13 @@ _Unwind_Find_FDE (void *pc, struct dwarf_eh_bases *bases)
> > > >    struct object *ob;
> > > >    const fde *f = NULL;
> > > > 
> > > > +  /* __atomic_write is not used to modify unseen_objects and seen_objects
> > > > +     since they are modified in locked sections only and unlock provides
> > > > +     release semantics. */
> > > > +  if (!__atomic_load_n(&unseen_objects, __ATOMIC_ACQUIRE)
> > > > +      && !__atomic_load_n(&seen_objects, __ATOMIC_ACQUIRE))
> > > > +      return NULL;
> > > As as Andrew noted, this might be bad on targets that don't have atomics.
> > > For those we could easily end up inside a libfunc which would be
> > > unfortunate.  Certain mips/arm variants come to mind here.
> > > 
> > > For targets that don't have atomics or any kind of synchronization libfunc,
> > > we'll emit nop-asm-barriers to at least stop the optimizers from munging
> > > things too badly.
> > > 
> > > It's been a couple years since I've really thought about these kinds of
> > > synchronization issues -- is it really safe in a weakly ordered processor to
> > > rely on the mutex lock/unlock of the "object_mutex" to order the
> > > loads/stores of "unseen_objects" and "seen_objects"?
> > > 
> > I am pretty sure it is. After mutex unlock another cpu will not see
> > old value (provided it uses acquire semantics to read value).
> > 
> > But when I wrote the patch I did not notice that Jakub already wrote one
> > that address the same issue and avoids both of your concerns. It can be
> > found here: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=38852. Can we
> > apply his version?
> Jakub is on PTO for another week.  I'm sure he'll run that issue through to
> completion after he returns.
> 
> I'll table your patch on that assumption.
OK. Can you ping him about it after he will back or should I (although in
another week I will be on PTO :))? We are suffering from unwind
scalability problems in C++ exceptions and although this one patch will
not solve the issue it will leave only one lock in dl_iterate_phdr to
deal with.

--
			Gleb.


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