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Re: Concurrency via isolated process/thread

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Concurrency via isolated process/thread
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 18:08:19 +0800
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Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@posteo.net> writes:


Its purpose is to ensure that Lisp structures are aligned sufficiently
for mark_memory to locate its members when they are placed on the stack,
through the optional AUTO_CONS or AUTO_STRING mechanism.

> What I mean is a situation when we try to read sym->u.s.val.value, but
> the value becomes Lisp_Object value[].
> Then, realloc calls in other thread may create a race condition when
> accessing array element may point to obsolete memory address that was
> only valid prior to realloc.

My implementation used a lock around a linked list of value and function
cells, only taken if the thread sees that the list is not empty.

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