[armedbear-devel] [Updated4] Patch for ABCL against BORDEAUX-THREADS HEAD

Blake McBride blake at mcbride.name
Fri Mar 18 13:38:42 UTC 2011

That is a particularly scary statement.  Narrowing the window really
means you are less likely to discover the bug in testing and more
likely (because of Murphey's law and longer use) to discover it in
production use. Can this be fixed without the reliance on luck?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 3:12 AM, Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com> wrote:
> On 3/2/11 8:50 PM, Martin Simmons wrote:
>> 3) If condition-notify is called by one thread when a waiting thread
>> is just about to enter the threads:synchronized-on form (but before
>> it gets synchronized), then the notify will be lost.  This happens
>> because the underlying threading primitives have no "memory" of
>> calls to notify when nothing it waiting (which is also the expected
>> semantics for POSIX condition variables BTW).
> THREADS:SYNCHRONIZED-ON is now the first form executed by
> BT:CONDITION-WAIT so the window here is considerably narrowed.

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