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1494. Term "are serialized" not defined

Section: [thread.once.callonce] Status: C++11 Submitter: INCITS Opened: 2010-08-25 Last modified: 2016-01-28

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Addresses US-190

The term "are serialized" is never defined ( [thread.once.callonce] p. 2).

[ Resolution proposed by ballot comment: ]

Remove the sentence with "are serialized" from paragraph 2. Add "Calls to call_once on the same once_flag object shall not introduce data races (" to paragraph 3.

[ 2010-11-01 Daniel translates NB comment into wording ]

[ 2011-02-17: Hans proposes an alternative resolution ]

[ 2011-02-25: Hans, Clark, and Lawrence update the suggested wording ]

[2011-02-26 Reflector discussion]

Moved to Tentatively Ready after 5 votes.

Proposed resolution:

Change [thread.once.callonce] p.2+3 as indicated:

template<class Callable, class ...Args>
void call_once(once_flag& flag, Callable&& func, Args&&... args);


2 Effects: Calls to call_once on the same once_flag object are serialized. If there has been a prior effective call to call_once on the same once_flag object, the call to call_once returns without invoking func. If there has been no prior effective call to call_once on the same once_flag object, INVOKE(decay_copy( std::forward<Callable>(func)), decay_copy(std::forward<Args>(args))...) is executed. The call to call_once is effective if and only if INVOKE(decay_copy( std::forward<Callable>(func)), decay_copy(std::forward<Args>(args))...) returns without throwing an exception. If an exception is thrown it is propagated to the caller. An execution of call_once that does not call its func is a passive execution. An execution of call_once that calls its func is an active execution. An active execution shall call INVOKE(decay_copy(std::forward<Callable>(func)), decay_copy(std::forward<Args>(args))...). If such a call to func throws an exception, the execution is exceptional, otherwise it is returning. An exceptional execution shall propagate the exception to the caller of call_once. Among all executions of call_once for any given once_flag: at most one shall be a returning execution; if there is a returning execution, it shall be the last active execution; and there are passive executions only if there is a returning execution. [Note: Passive executions allow other threads to reliably observe the results produced by the earlier returning execution. — end note]

3 Synchronization: The completion of an effective call to call_once on a once_flag object synchronizes with (6.9.2 [intro.multithread]) all subsequent calls to call_once on the same once_flag object.For any given once_flag: all active executions occur in a total order; completion of an active execution synchronizes with (6.9.2 [intro.multithread]) the start of the next one in this total order; and the returning execution synchronizes with the return from all passive executions.