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Without subscribers, LWN would simply not exist. Please consider signing up for a subscription and helping to keep LWN publishing November 11, Futexes are the basis of several mutual exclusion constructs commonly used in threaded programming. These include pthread mutexes, condvars, semaphores, rwlocks, and barriers. They have been through a lot of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery over the last several years, and are now more efficient, more functional, and better documented than ever before. Overview While few application developers will use futexes directly, a cursory knowledge of how to do so is necessary to appreciate the improvements presented a bit later.

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In computing , a futex short for "fast userspace mutex " is a kernel system call that programmers can use to implement basic locking , or as a building block for higher-level locking abstractions such as semaphores and POSIX mutexes or condition variables.

A futex consists of a kernelspace wait queue that is attached to an atomic integer in userspace. Multiple processes or threads operate on the integer entirely in userspace using atomic operations to avoid interfering with one another , and only resort to relatively expensive system calls to request operations on the wait queue for example to wake up waiting processes, or to put the current process on the wait queue. A properly programmed futex-based lock will not use system calls except when the lock is contended; since most operations do not require arbitration between processes, this will not happen in most cases.

Futexes appeared for the first time in version 2. However, Linus Torvalds strongly opposed this idea and rejected any related patches. In Microsoft patented futexes and the patent was granted in In May the CVE system announced a vulnerability discovered in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem that allowed denial-of-service attacks or local privilege escalation. In May the Linux kernel introduced a deadlock bug via Commit b0c29f79ecea that caused a hang in user applications.

The bug affected many enterprise Linux distributions, including 3. Futexes have been implemented in OpenBSD since The futex mechanism is one of the core concepts of the Zircon kernel [8] in Google 's Fuchsia operating system since at least April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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A futex overview and update

In computing , a futex short for "fast userspace mutex " is a kernel system call that programmers can use to implement basic locking , or as a building block for higher-level locking abstractions such as semaphores and POSIX mutexes or condition variables. A futex consists of a kernelspace wait queue that is attached to an atomic integer in userspace. Multiple processes or threads operate on the integer entirely in userspace using atomic operations to avoid interfering with one another , and only resort to relatively expensive system calls to request operations on the wait queue for example to wake up waiting processes, or to put the current process on the wait queue. A properly programmed futex-based lock will not use system calls except when the lock is contended; since most operations do not require arbitration between processes, this will not happen in most cases. Futexes appeared for the first time in version 2.

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futex() - Unix, Linux System Call

It is typically used to implement the contended case of a lock in shared memory, as described in futex 7. When a futex 7 operation did not finish uncontended in userspace, a call needs to be made to the kernel to arbitrate. Arbitration can either mean putting the calling process to sleep or, conversely, waking a waiting process. Callers of this function are expected to adhere to the semantics as set out in futex 7. As these semantics involve writing non-portable assembly instructions, this in turn probably means that most users will in fact be library authors and not general application developers.

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