On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Michael Cree <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> BTW, I don't think anyone has implemented the Alpha specific code for IPC.
> I think firefox has to be compiled with --disable-ipc. IIRC, the
> architecture specific code is a set of atomic operations, of which the
> implementation probably could be based on the equivalent code in the Linux
> kernel source. The is on my list of things to do but I doubt I will get
> this far down my list for quite some time.
Looking at the code, this should be pretty trivial.
I started looking last night, and then wondered why in the world
didn't they just use gcc's atomic __builtins? They Already separate
other platforms files into x86_gcc, x86_macos, and x86_msvc. Seems
like all gcc platforms with atomic __builtins could be replaced with a
Plus, I figure that gcc having some semantic knowledge of the
algorithm should allow it to produce better code, and the __builtins
should of course be less fragile and prone to errors than inline