|author||Christopher Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Tue Jun 12 15:35:44 2018 -0700|
|committer||Christopher Anderson <email@example.com>||Tue Jun 12 15:44:50 2018 -0700|
[ulib][ralloc] Add a cookie value to RegionAllocator::Region A uint64_t cookie value has been added to the Region class. By doing it in the Region class itself rather than the base ralloc_region_t it allows for continued use of C style struct initializers with GetRegion. Due to the const nature of returned regions from GetRegion, this cookie is set immutably as an optional argument to GetRegion. These changes have the side effect of removing partiy between the C and C++ apis, but only for the cookie. It is considered an acceptable cost to avoid all callers using C style struct initialization needing to specify a default cookie value. The impact this change will have is an extra 8 bytes of memory per region pulled out of an allocator. On a Pixelbook there are presently ~30 regions allocated at boot. This is miniscule compared to the benefit the bookkeeping adds for clients of the library. Test: region-alloc-test Change-Id: I3f3eb65e990f94af58f71c6cc72fe36694632a13
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The Zircon Kernel provides syscalls to manage processes, threads, virtual memory, inter-process communication, waiting on object state changes, and locking (via futexes).
Currently there are some temporary syscalls that have been used for early bringup work, which will be going away in the future as the long term syscall API/ABI surface is finalized. The expectation is that there will be about 100 syscalls.
Zircon syscalls are generally non-blocking. The wait_one, wait_many port_wait and thread sleep being the notable exceptions.
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