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gettimeofday seconds rollover problem?
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 09:32:48 -0600
- From: norume at aps.anl.gov (Eric Norum)
- Subject: gettimeofday seconds rollover problem?
What's the current status of this?
1) Have the 'volatile' additions to the _TOD_xxxxx variables been
committed? I think that we all agree that this step is necessary.
2) Are the "memory" barriers going to be added to the _ISR_Disable/
Enable/Flash macros? If so, who's going to make and commit the
changes? If not, are we sure that we are going to have correct code
where they're used? It seems likely that any code protected by
_ISR_Disable is going to be acting upon volatile variables but is it
reasonable to assume that this will always force the compiler to
generate the expected code?
3) Are the "memory" barriers going to be added to the
_Thread_Dispatch_disable/enable macros? If so, by whom and why do
the arguments against adding the barriers to the interrupt macros not
apply here as well?
This problem is important enough that it needs to be dealt with quickly.
Eric Norum <norume at aps.anl.gov>
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory