libdill: Structured Concurrency for C

NAME

bundle_go - start a coroutine within a specified bundle

SYNOPSIS

#include <libdill.h>

int bundle_go(int bndl, expression);

DESCRIPTION

Launches a coroutine that executes the function invocation passed as the expression argument. The coroutine is executed concurrently, and its lifetime may exceed the lifetime of the caller coroutine. The return value of the coroutine, if any, is discarded and cannot be retrieved by the caller.

The coroutine will run inside of bundle specified by bndl argument and it will be canceled when the bundle is closed.

Any function to be invoked with bundle_go() must be declared with the coroutine specifier.

WARNING: Coroutines will most likely work even without the coroutine specifier. However, they may fail in random non-deterministic ways, depending on the code in question and the particular combination of a compiler and optimization level. Additionally, arguments to a coroutine must not be function calls. If they are, the program may fail non-deterministically. If you need to pass a result of a computation to a coroutine, do the computation first, and then pass the result as an argument. Instead of:

bundle_go(bndl, bar(foo(a)));

Do this:

int a = foo();
bundle_go(bndl, bar(a));

RETURN VALUE

Returns zero in the case of success. In the case of an error, it returns -1 and sets errno to one of the values below.

ERRORS

EXAMPLE

int b = bundle();
bundle_go(b, worker());
bundle_go(b, worker());
bundle_go(b, worker());
msleep(now() + 1000);
/* Cancel any workers that are still running. */
hclose(b);