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runtime: squeeze Hchan into 64 bytes #8901

dvyukov opened this issue Oct 7, 2014 · 2 comments


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@dvyukov dvyukov commented Oct 7, 2014

Currently Hchan is 12 words (on 64-bit machine). It would be nice to squeeze it into 8
words. First it's just memory consumption reduction, and second it will be exactly cache
line (and due to malloc alignment, it will be also cache line aligned) which will
speedup contented synchronization - ping-pong only one line instead of two + no false

elemtype goes away as it is not needed.
dataqsiz is a derivative of qcount/sendx/recvx, so it just goes away as well.
recvq/sendq can be reduced to 1 pointer to a head of doubly-linked cycle of waiters.
This gives exactly 8 words.

FTR, here is a CL that lowers OCAP/OLEN for chans into runtime calls (necessary to
remove dataqsiz):

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@rsc rsc commented Oct 7, 2014

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Labels changed: added release-go1.5, removed release-none.

@bradfitz bradfitz modified the milestone: Go1.5 Dec 16, 2014
@bradfitz bradfitz removed the release-go1.5 label Dec 16, 2014
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@rsc rsc commented Jun 8, 2015

Too late for Go 1.5.

@rsc rsc modified the milestones: Unplanned, Go1.5 Jun 8, 2015
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