[PATCH] D64537: [WebAssembly] Implement thread-local storage (local-exec model)
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Mon Jul 15 15:45:26 PDT 2019
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In D64537#1586577 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D64537#1586577>, @dschuff wrote:
> Another high-level question (based just on reading the CL description): The TLS-size intrinsic is per-function, does that mean that the tls-init function is called for every function? are there just multiple TLS sections per object file?
The TLS-size intrinsic returns the total size of TLS for the module it's called from. The initialization function initializes the TLS for the entire module.
In D64537#1586556 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D64537#1586556>, @dschuff wrote:
> The `offset` field of a segment can be a constant expression <https://webassembly.github.io/spec/core/valid/instructions.html#constant-expressions> which can be a `global.get` of an imported global. So we could have an imported global `__tls_base` which is different for each thread, and have an active segment with that as its segment offset?
I didn't know that it could have been a constant expression. I don't think this would have worked very well on the main thread though, since we need to run `malloc` before we can compute `__tls_base`. I think this requires the global to be mutable, if only because we need to be able to initialize it on the main thread.
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