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From: Giovanni P. Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-29 11:07:54

Alexey Trenikhin wrote:
> On 4/28/06, Giovanni P. Deretta <gpderetta_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I've ran almost the same test using my library and it seems to do the
>> right thing. I can't try Pth right now, but i suspect it would work too,
>> as both libraries are similar.
>> I'm running gcc 3.3.6 under slackware-current.
>> As gcc exception model has not changed since 3.0 (or so), i think that
>> the problem is the platform: I'm not sure, but i think that gcc on
>> windows uses a different system to handle exceptions, putting exception
>> handler data on the stack (to be compatible with other win compilers and
>> the OS itself), while on linux, and maybe other OSes, it uses a
>> different method that need no stack data and only relies on the
>> instruction pointer and registers value (the zero overhead exception
>> model).
>> I might be wrong, but i cannot think of anything else.
> I beleive you are right about platform. But I think problem not in using
> stack (stack is switched anyway), but more likely context switching
> mechanism does not switch FS:[0] which points to top exception registration
> record.

I've done some little research (googled for 'windows exceptions and
fibers') and have obtained conflicting results. Some sources claim that
  fibers are not completely safe in the face of exceptions, other (most
of them) claim that fibers correctly handle them.
Anyway, i downloaded and looked at Pth code, and it does not uses fibers
on windows (it manually modifies the stack pointer in the setjmp
jmp_buf). Let's hope that using fibers will do The Righ Thing (TM).

> Btw, I can participate in porting/testing windows/fibers version (if it is
> not early than May 25th)

Help for Windows porting would be greatly appreciated. I plan to submit
the library for the google SoC, so the time frame for the completion is
not short (whole summer).

Giovanni P. Deretta

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