Re: singleton

"Chris Thomasson" <>
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:27:26 -0700
"Rahul" <> wrote in message

On Mar 25, 12:49 pm, Ian Collins <> wrote:

Rahul wrote:

On Mar 25, 7:17 am, thomas <> wrote:

hi guys,
class A{
    static A *getInstance(){
       static A *a = new A(); //-------L1----
       return a;


I use the static keyword to declare a static instance A,
I wonder if getInstance() is called multiple times, will L1 be
executed multiple times?

generally a initialization sentence of static variable will be
executed only once, but I'm not sure what will the c++ compiler expand
for L1.

make sure its thread safe too... you could consider using a mutex or
binary semaphore for the same...

For the same what? The implementation should guarantee the static
variable is initialised once only.


for thread safety...

You have to make sure the object is fully visible before you return a
reference; you could do it like:

<error checking omitted for simplicity...>
template<typename T>
class once {
  static T* m_state;
  static pthread_mutex_t m_mtx;

  static T* get() {
    T* local = ATOMIC_LOADPTR_MBDEPENDS(&m_state);
    if (local == NULL) {
      if ((local = m_state) == NULL) {
        try {
          local = new T;
        } catch (...) {
        ATOMIC_STOREPTR_MBRELEASE(&m_state, local);
    return local;

template<typename T>
T* once<T>::m_state = NULL;

template<typename T>
pthread_mutex_t once<T>::m_mtx = PTHREAD_MUTEX_INITIALIZER;

The 'ATOMIC_LOADPTR_MBDEPENDS()' function performs an atomic pointer load
followed by a data-dependant memory-barrier (e.g., read_barrier_depends() in
Linux). The 'ATOMIC_STOREPTR_MBRELEASE()' function executes a release
memory-barrier (e.g., wmb() in Linux or #LoadStore | #StoreStore in SPARC)
followed by an atomic pointer store. This is necessary to maintain proper
memory visibility of the object your storing/loading to/from the
'once<T>::m_state' member...

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