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Subject: Re: [boost] [err] RFC
From: Domagoj Saric (dsaritz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-11 16:13:03

On 10.1.2016. 0:45, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> Le 10/01/2016 00:02, Domagoj Saric a écrit :
>> ps. OT/'to whom it may concern': fixing the 'too strong assertions'
>> problem (allowing multiple fallible_results to exist) and making it
>> work on Android (where we still don't have even proper 'POD thread
>> locals') with Clang forced me to reinvent boost::thread_specific_ptr
>> (to avoid a dependency on Boost.Thread) in the process of which I
>> found that Boost.Thread only asserts/'verifies' that calls to
>> pthread_key_create() and pthread_setspecific() succeeded (which my
>> fail with ENOMEM)...
> Hi,
> Please, create a Trac ticket so we don't forget it (or a github issue if
> you prefer).
unfortunately I forgot to login before submitting so it's anonymous...

> Ah, if you have a patch it will be welcome also :)

No, as I don't use Boost.Thread...'we are now getting deeper into OT
but': if you fix this 'conventonally' by throwing exceptions that will
make the TLS helper functions no longer nothrow which brings me to a
related dillema I had with the C++11 thread_local keyword.
Checking the latest draft of the standard I could not figure out what
are the guarantees, if any, about thread_local WRT to (its)
resource/storage allocation/construction. AFAIK, with proper support
from the loader and the OS, it is possible to implement C++11 TLS
(including function thread_local statics) so that thread_local storage
is allocated on thread creation meaning that if the thread succesfully
starts all thread_local storage is already preallocated...And, as I
said, I could not figure out whether the standard assumes this or not,
and if not, how is storage allocation failure reported...with
std::bad_alloc? and is a try-catch around a function local static
thread_local enough to catch it?

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