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Re: Thread issues in svnserve

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 22:16:33 +0400

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Philip Martin
<philip.martin_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> writes:
>
>> Another way add some kind of svn__shared_pool_t with atomic reference
>> counter and destroying attached pool when counter reaches zero.
>>
>> Something like this:
>
> An implementation of your idea:
>
> Index: subversion/svnserve/svnserve.c
> ===================================================================
> --- subversion/svnserve/svnserve.c (revision 1480899)
> +++ subversion/svnserve/svnserve.c (working copy)
> @@ -53,6 +53,7 @@
>
> #include "private/svn_dep_compat.h"
> #include "private/svn_cmdline_private.h"
> +#include "private/svn_atomic.h"
>
> #include "winservice.h"
>
> @@ -378,11 +379,44 @@ static apr_status_t redirect_stdout(void *arg)
> return apr_file_dup2(out_file, err_file, pool);
> }
>
> +#if APR_HAS_THREADS
> +/* The pool passed to apr_thread_create can only be released when both
> +
> + A: the call to apr_thread_create has returned to the calling thread
> + B: the new thread has started running and reached apr_thread_start_t
> +
> + So we set the atomic counter to 2 then both the calling thread and
> + the new thread decrease it and when it reaches 0 the pool can be
> + released. */
> +struct shared_pool_t {
> + svn_atomic_t count;
> + apr_pool_t *pool;
> +};
> +
> +static struct shared_pool_t *
> +attach_shared_pool(apr_pool_t *pool)
> +{
> + struct shared_pool_t *shared = apr_palloc(pool, sizeof(struct shared_pool_t));
> +
> + shared->pool = pool;
> + svn_atomic_set(&shared->count, 2);
> +
> + return shared;
> +}
> +
> +static void
> +release_shared_pool(struct shared_pool_t *shared)
> +{
> + if (svn_atomic_dec(&shared->count) == 0)
> + svn_pool_destroy(shared->pool);
> +}
> +#endif
> +
> /* "Arguments" passed from the main thread to the connection thread */
> struct serve_thread_t {
> svn_ra_svn_conn_t *conn;
> serve_params_t *params;
> - apr_pool_t *pool;
> + struct shared_pool_t *shared_pool;
> };
>
> #if APR_HAS_THREADS
> @@ -390,8 +424,8 @@ static void * APR_THREAD_FUNC serve_thread(apr_thr
> {
> struct serve_thread_t *d = data;
>
> - svn_error_clear(serve(d->conn, d->params, d->pool));
> - svn_pool_destroy(d->pool);
> + svn_error_clear(serve(d->conn, d->params, d->shared_pool->pool));
> + release_shared_pool(d->shared_pool);
>
> return NULL;
> }
> @@ -455,6 +489,7 @@ int main(int argc, const char *argv[])
> #if APR_HAS_THREADS
> apr_threadattr_t *tattr;
> apr_thread_t *tid;
> + struct shared_pool_t *shared_pool;
>
> struct serve_thread_t *thread_data;
> #endif
> @@ -1093,6 +1128,7 @@ int main(int argc, const char *argv[])
> particularly sophisticated strategy for a threaded server, it's
> little different from forking one process per connection. */
> #if APR_HAS_THREADS
> + shared_pool = attach_shared_pool(connection_pool);
> status = apr_threadattr_create(&tattr, connection_pool);
> if (status)
> {
> @@ -1112,9 +1148,9 @@ int main(int argc, const char *argv[])
> thread_data = apr_palloc(connection_pool, sizeof(*thread_data));
> thread_data->conn = conn;
> thread_data->params = &params;
> - thread_data->pool = connection_pool;
> + thread_data->shared_pool = shared_pool;
> status = apr_thread_create(&tid, tattr, serve_thread, thread_data,
> - connection_pool);
> + shared_pool->pool);
> if (status)
> {
> err = svn_error_wrap_apr(status, _("Can't create thread"));
> @@ -1122,6 +1158,7 @@ int main(int argc, const char *argv[])
> svn_error_clear(err);
> exit(1);
> }
> + release_shared_pool(shared_pool);
> #endif
> break;
>
>
Looks good!

My original idea was to make svn__shared_pool library private API for
better encapsulation, but we can do this anytime later. I'll vote for
backport on Monday.

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
CTO | VisualSVN | http://www.visualsvn.com
Received on 2013-05-10 20:17:25 CEST

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