[EXTERNAL] [PATCH 2/2] ntdll: Move InterlockedCompareExchange128 support to winnt.h.

Jacek Caban jacek at codeweavers.com
Fri Jul 31 10:54:35 CDT 2020

On 31.07.2020 17:01, Puetz Kevin A wrote:
> There's no __sync_bool_compare_and_swap_16 in ARMv8.0
> (or even with ARMv8.1, support wasn't added until until GCC 10).
> This of course broke our builds when it was added; for now I'd been working
> around it with the attached patch, which substitutes the -latomic
> __atomic_compare_exchange_16, which is allowed to be based on a lock
> if there's no lockfree implementation (e.g.  the specified -march or GCC lack
> support for the ARMv8.1 CASP* instructions).
> I was waiting to hear back from our BSP guys whether we'd eventually get
> support on the final hardware/toolchain or not before raising this upstream,
> to see know if I had an issue that needed a "real" fix or just a short-term
> impediment (in which case I had a viable workaround in the meantime).
> But if you're moving it into external API too, then it seems like it's time to at
> least point out what I've learned.
> Microsoft only promises InterlockedCompareExchange128 on amd64;
> It's nice to offer it anywhere an underlying compiler intrinsic exists, but
> that needs to test defined(__GCC_HAVE_SYNC_COMPARE_AND_SWAP_16).
> And I think RtlInterlocked*SList needs some kind of fallback.
> What I did with -latomic seems sane, but should get a ./configure check
> since you wouldn't need to link -latomic if the compiler has the intrinsic.

Oh, I see, I didn't know it's already broken on aarch64. FWIW, I just 
wanted to fix a warning on clang msvcrt target and while doing that, I 
generalized the solution. We can wait with that for aarch64 solution.

Depending on -latomic may be problematic in PE builds. If I read 
libatomic source right, libatomic resorts to using lock in this case 
(pthread_mutex_lock or equivalent, depending on host). We could probably 
just add a variant of affected RtlInterlocked*SList* functions that 
would use critical section instead of interlocked operations.



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