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2015-10-20coroutine: move into libqemuutil.a libraryDaniel P. Berrange
The coroutine files are currently referenced by the block-obj-y variable. The coroutine functionality though is already used by more than just the block code. eg migration code uses coroutine yield. In the future the I/O channel code will also use the coroutine yield functionality. Since the coroutine code is nicely self-contained it can be easily built as part of the libqemuutil.a library, making it widely available. The headers are also moved into include/qemu, instead of the include/block directory, since they are now part of the util codebase, and the impl was never in the block/ directory either. Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>
2014-06-26coroutine-win32.c: Add noinline attribute to work around gcc bugPeter Maydell
A gcc codegen bug in x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc (GCC) 4.6.3 means that non-debug builds of QEMU for Windows tend to assert when using coroutines. Work around this by marking qemu_coroutine_switch as noinline. If we allow gcc to inline qemu_coroutine_switch into coroutine_trampoline, then it hoists the code to get the address of the TLS variable "current" out of the while() loop. This is an invalid transformation because the SwitchToFiber() call may be called when running thread A but return in thread B, and so we might be in a different thread context each time round the loop. This can happen quite often. Typically. a coroutine is started when a VCPU thread does bdrv_aio_readv: VCPU thread main VCPU thread coroutine I/O coroutine bdrv_aio_readv -----> start I/O operation thread_pool_submit_co <------------ yields back to emulation Then I/O finishes and the thread-pool.c event notifier triggers in the I/O thread. event_notifier_ready calls thread_pool_co_cb, and the I/O coroutine now restarts *in another thread*: iothread main iothread coroutine I/O coroutine (formerly in VCPU thread) event_notifier_ready thread_pool_co_cb -----> current = I/O coroutine; call AIO callback But on Win32, because of the bug, the "current" being set here the current coroutine of the VCPU thread, not the iothread. noinline is a good-enough workaround, and quite unlikely to break in the future. (Thanks to Paolo Bonzini for assistance in diagnosing the problem and providing the detailed example/ascii art quoted above.) Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org> Message-id: 1403535303-14939-1-git-send-email-peter.maydell@linaro.org Reviewed-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
2012-12-19block: move include files to include/block/Paolo Bonzini
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
2011-08-20Use glib memory allocation and free functionsAnthony Liguori
qemu_malloc/qemu_free no longer exist after this commit. Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@us.ibm.com>
2011-08-01coroutine: introduce coroutinesKevin Wolf
Asynchronous code is becoming very complex. At the same time synchronous code is growing because it is convenient to write. Sometimes duplicate code paths are even added, one synchronous and the other asynchronous. This patch introduces coroutines which allow code that looks synchronous but is asynchronous under the covers. A coroutine has its own stack and is therefore able to preserve state across blocking operations, which traditionally require callback functions and manual marshalling of parameters. Creating and starting a coroutine is easy: coroutine = qemu_coroutine_create(my_coroutine); qemu_coroutine_enter(coroutine, my_data); The coroutine then executes until it returns or yields: void coroutine_fn my_coroutine(void *opaque) { MyData *my_data = opaque; /* do some work */ qemu_coroutine_yield(); /* do some more work */ } Yielding switches control back to the caller of qemu_coroutine_enter(). This is typically used to switch back to the main thread's event loop after issuing an asynchronous I/O request. The request callback will then invoke qemu_coroutine_enter() once more to switch back to the coroutine. Note that if coroutines are used only from threads which hold the global mutex they will never execute concurrently. This makes programming with coroutines easier than with threads. Race conditions cannot occur since only one coroutine may be active at any time. Other coroutines can only run across yield. This coroutines implementation is based on the gtk-vnc implementation written by Anthony Liguori <anthony@codemonkey.ws> but it has been significantly rewritten by Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com> to use setjmp()/longjmp() instead of the more expensive swapcontext() and by Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> for Windows Fibers support. Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@linux.vnet.ibm.com>