[PATCH xserver 5/9] Create a threaded mechanism for input [v5]

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Thu May 12 19:01:39 UTC 2016

On 12 May 2016 at 18:47, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> writes:
>> This will enable it on more platforms than just Linux.
> Right, the goal is to use it where available.
The commit summary does not mention anything, just the revision log
suggests "linux only". Worth adding a couple of words to clarify
things ?

>> You can use AX_PTHREAD here, instead of open-coding it.
> Thanks. I've updated the series to do this; it's on my input-thread
> branch in git://people.freedesktop.org/~keithp/xserver
>> Then again I'm wondering if linking with pthread, won't lead to some
>> noticeable perf degradation, as a fair few POSIX functions will now
>> pthread_mutex_lock/unlock as opposed using the Glibc stub.
> The big concern I had years ago when we looked at this was malloc, but
> glibc uses arenas to avoid contention, and uncontended mutexes are
> pretty cheap these days.
> stdio is a disaster, but we don't use that in any critical paths.
> I haven't been able to measure any performance impact from this series,
> but I've only tested on Linux.
Good enough for me. Thanks Keith.


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