Re: need feedback on singleton template

"Chris Thomasson" <>
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 11:02:48 CST
"Dmitry Teslenko" <> wrote in message

Hello! I've come up with this singleton template. It works and seems
to correctly free resources.
One bad thing is WorkerSingleton's constructor/destructor must be
public in order to use Singleton template.


Not going to work as-is because shared_ptr honors only basic thread-safety.
Here is an outline of an atomically thread-safe singleton:
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;

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