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Platform Class Referenceabstract

#include <platform.h>

Inheritance diagram for Platform:

Public Member Functions

virtual ~Platform ()=default
virtual PageAllocatorGetPageAllocator ()=0
virtual double MonotonicallyIncreasingTime ()=0
virtual std::shared_ptr< TaskRunnerGetForegroundTaskRunner ()
virtual std::unique_ptr< JobHandlePostJob (TaskPriority priority, std::unique_ptr< JobTask > job_task)
virtual TracingControllerGetTracingController ()

Static Public Member Functions

static constexpr bool StackAddressesSmallerThanHeapAddresses ()

Detailed Description

Platform interface used by Heap. Contains allocators and executors.

Definition at line 30 of file platform.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ ~Platform()

virtual ~Platform ( )

Member Function Documentation

◆ GetForegroundTaskRunner()

virtual std::shared_ptr<TaskRunner> GetForegroundTaskRunner ( )

Foreground task runner that should be used by a Heap.

Reimplemented in DefaultPlatform.

Definition at line 54 of file platform.h.

◆ GetPageAllocator()

virtual PageAllocator* GetPageAllocator ( )
pure virtual

Returns the allocator used by cppgc to allocate its heap and various support structures.

Implemented in DefaultPlatform.

◆ GetTracingController()

virtual TracingController* GetTracingController ( )

Returns an instance of a TracingController. This must be non-nullptr. The default implementation returns an empty TracingController that consumes trace data without effect.

Reimplemented in DefaultPlatform.

◆ MonotonicallyIncreasingTime()

virtual double MonotonicallyIncreasingTime ( )
pure virtual

Monotonically increasing time in seconds from an arbitrary fixed point in the past. This function is expected to return at least millisecond-precision values. For this reason, it is recommended that the fixed point be no further in the past than the epoch.

Implemented in DefaultPlatform.

◆ PostJob()

virtual std::unique_ptr<JobHandle> PostJob ( TaskPriority  priority,
std::unique_ptr< JobTask job_task 

Posts job_task to run in parallel. Returns a JobHandle associated with the Job, which can be joined or canceled. This avoids degenerate cases:

  • Calling CallOnWorkerThread() for each work item, causing significant overhead.
  • Fixed number of CallOnWorkerThread() calls that split the work and might run for a long time. This is problematic when many components post "num cores" tasks and all expect to use all the cores. In these cases, the scheduler lacks context to be fair to multiple same-priority requests and/or ability to request lower priority work to yield when high priority work comes in. A canonical implementation of job_task looks like:
    class MyJobTask : public JobTask {
    MyJobTask(...) : worker_queue_(...) {}
    // JobTask implementation.
    void Run(JobDelegate* delegate) override {
    while (!delegate->ShouldYield()) {
    // Smallest unit of work.
    auto work_item = worker_queue_.TakeWorkItem(); // Thread safe.
    if (!work_item) return;
    size_t GetMaxConcurrency() const override {
    return worker_queue_.GetSize(); // Thread safe.
    // ...
    auto handle = PostJob(TaskPriority::kUserVisible,
    virtual std::unique_ptr< JobHandle > PostJob(TaskPriority priority, std::unique_ptr< JobTask > job_task)
    Definition: platform.h:117
    v8::JobDelegate JobDelegate
    Definition: platform.h:19
    v8::JobTask JobTask
    Definition: platform.h:20

PostJob() and methods of the returned JobHandle/JobDelegate, must never be called while holding a lock that could be acquired by JobTask::Run() or JobTask::GetMaxConcurrency() – that could result in a deadlock. This is because (1) JobTask::GetMaxConcurrency() may be invoked while holding internal lock (A), hence JobTask::GetMaxConcurrency() can only use a lock (B) if that lock is never held while calling back into JobHandle from any thread (A=>B/B=>A deadlock) and (2) JobTask::Run() or JobTask::GetMaxConcurrency() may be invoked synchronously from JobHandle (B=>JobHandle::foo=>B deadlock).

A sufficient PostJob() implementation that uses the default Job provided in libplatform looks like:

std::unique_ptr<JobHandle> PostJob(
TaskPriority priority, std::unique_ptr<JobTask> job_task) override {
return std::make_unique<DefaultJobHandle>(
this, std::move(job_task), kNumThreads));
v8::TaskPriority TaskPriority
Definition: platform.h:23

Definition at line 117 of file platform.h.

◆ StackAddressesSmallerThanHeapAddresses()

constexpr bool StackAddressesSmallerThanHeapAddresses ( )

Definition at line 155 of file platform.h.

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