author Dão Gottwald <>
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:20:52 +0000
changeset 516104 b9fe883c6c1eb27d2e16aceba083b8081ec6f944
parent 514505 5f4630838d46dd81dadb13220a4af0da9e23a619
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Bug 1504766 - Let explicit Dark and Light themes ignore the Windows 10 setting for accent color in title bars. r=ntim,Gijs a=lizzard Differential Revision:

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 8; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* vim: set ts=8 sts=2 et sw=2 tw=80: */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
 * file, You can obtain one at */

/* A thread-safe weak pointer */

 * Derive from SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr to allow thread-safe weak pointers to
 * an atomically refcounted derived class. These thread-safe weak pointers may
 * be safely accessed and converted to strong pointers on multiple threads.
 * Note that SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr necessarily already inherits from
 * AtomicRefCounted, so you should not separately inherit from AtomicRefCounted.
 * ThreadSafeWeakPtr and its implementation is distinct from the normal WeakPtr
 * which is not thread-safe. The interface discipline and implementation details
 * are different enough that these two implementations are separated for now for
 * efficiency reasons. If you don't actually need to use weak pointers on
 * multiple threads, you can just use WeakPtr instead.
 * When deriving from SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr, you should add
 * MOZ_DECLARE_REFCOUNTED_TYPENAME(ClassName) to the public section of your
 * class, where ClassName is the name of your class.
 * Example usage:
 *   class C : public SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<C>
 *   {
 *   public:
 *     void doStuff();
 *   };
 *   ThreadSafeWeakPtr<C> weak;
 *   {
 *     RefPtr<C> strong = new C;
 *     if (strong) {
 *       strong->doStuff();
 *     }
 *     // Make a new weak reference to the object from the strong reference.
 *     weak = strong;
 *   }
 *   MOZ_ASSERT(!bool(weak), "Weak pointers are cleared after all "
 *                           "strong references are released.");
 *   // Convert the weak reference to a strong reference for usage.
 *   RefPtr<C> other(weak);
 *   if (other) {
 *     other->doStuff();
 *   }

#ifndef mozilla_ThreadSafeWeakPtr_h
#define mozilla_ThreadSafeWeakPtr_h

#include "mozilla/Assertions.h"
#include "mozilla/Atomics.h"
#include "mozilla/RefCounted.h"
#include "mozilla/RefPtr.h"
#include "mozilla/TypeTraits.h"
#include "mozilla/Unused.h"

#include <limits>

namespace mozilla {

template <typename T>
class ThreadSafeWeakPtr;
template <typename T>
class SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr;

    static const char* threadSafeWeakReferenceTypeName() { \
      return "ThreadSafeWeakReference<" #T ">";            \

namespace detail {

// A multiple reader, single writer spin-lock.
// This lock maintains an atomic counter which is incremented every time the
// lock is acquired reading. So long as the counter remains positive, it may be
// incremented for reading multiple times. When acquiring the lock for writing,
// we must ensure the counter is 0 (no readers), and if so, set it to a negative
// value to indicate that no new readers may take the lock.
class ReadWriteSpinLock {
  // Only need a type large enough to represent the number of simultaneously
  // accessing threads.
  typedef int32_t CounterType;

  // Try to increment the counter for reading, so long as it is positive.
  void readLock() {
    for (;;) {
      CounterType oldCounter =
          mCounter & std::numeric_limits<CounterType>::max();
      CounterType newCounter = oldCounter + 1;
      if (mCounter.compareExchange(oldCounter, newCounter)) {

  // Decrement the counter to remove a read lock.
  void readUnlock() { mCounter--; }

  // Try to acquire the write lock, but only if there are no readers.
  // If successful, sets the counter to a negative value.
  bool tryWriteLock() {
    return mCounter.compareExchange(0, std::numeric_limits<CounterType>::min());

  // Reset the counter to 0.
  void writeUnlock() { mCounter = 0; }

  Atomic<CounterType> mCounter;

// A shared weak reference that is used to track a SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr
// object. It guards access to that object via a read-write spinlock.
template <typename T>
class ThreadSafeWeakReference
    : public external::AtomicRefCounted<ThreadSafeWeakReference<T>> {
  typedef T ElementType;

  explicit ThreadSafeWeakReference(T* aPtr) { mPtr = aPtr; }

  const char* typeName() const {
    // The first time this is called mPtr is null, so don't
    // invoke any methods on mPtr.
    return T::threadSafeWeakReferenceTypeName();
  size_t typeSize() const { return sizeof(*this); }

  friend class mozilla::SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<T>;
  template <typename U>
  friend class mozilla::ThreadSafeWeakPtr;

  // Does an unsafe read of the raw weak pointer.
  T* get() const { return mPtr; }

  // Creates a new RefPtr to the tracked object.
  // We need to acquire the read lock while we do this, as we need to atomically
  // both read the pointer and then increment the refcount on it within the
  // scope of the lock. This guards against the object being destroyed while in
  // the middle of creating the new RefPtr.
  already_AddRefed<T> getRefPtr() {
    RefPtr<T> result(get());
    return result.forget();

  // Try to detach the weak reference from the tracked object.
  // We need to acquire the write lock while we do this, to ensure that no
  // RefPtr is created to this while detaching. Once acquired, it is safe
  // to check the refcount and verify that this is the last reference to
  // the tracked object, so the weak reference can be safely detached.
  void tryDetach(const SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<T>* aOwner) {
    if (mLock.tryWriteLock()) {
      if (aOwner->hasOneRef()) {
        mPtr = nullptr;

  ReadWriteSpinLock mLock;
  Atomic<T*> mPtr;

}  // namespace detail

template <typename T>
class SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr : public external::AtomicRefCounted<T> {
  typedef external::AtomicRefCounted<T> AtomicRefCounted;
  typedef detail::ThreadSafeWeakReference<T> ThreadSafeWeakReference;

  ~SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr() {
    // Clean up the shared weak reference if one exists.
    if (ThreadSafeWeakReference* ptr = mRef) {

  void Release() const {
    // If there is only one remaining reference to the object when trying to
    // release, then attempt to detach it from its weak reference. New
    // references could possibly be created to the object while this happens, so
    // take care to do this atomically inside tryDetach.
    if (AtomicRefCounted::hasOneRef()) {
      if (ThreadSafeWeakReference* ptr = mRef) {

    // Once possibly detached, it is now safe to continue to decrement the
    // refcount.

  template <typename U>
  friend class ThreadSafeWeakPtr;

  // Creates a shared weak reference for the object if one does not exist. Note
  // that the object may be of an actual derived type U, but the weak reference
  // is created for the supplied type T of SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<T>.
  already_AddRefed<ThreadSafeWeakReference> getThreadSafeWeakReference() {
    static_assert(IsBaseOf<SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<T>, T>::value,
                  "T must derive from SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<T>");

    if (!mRef) {
      RefPtr<ThreadSafeWeakReference> ptr(
          new ThreadSafeWeakReference(static_cast<T*>(this)));
      // Only set the new weak reference if one does not exist (== nullptr).
      // If there is already a weak reference, just let this superflous weak
      // reference get destroyed when it goes out of scope.
      if (mRef.compareExchange(nullptr, ptr)) {
        // If successful, forget the refcount so that the weak reference stays
        // alive.
        Unused << ptr.forget();

    // Create a new RefPtr to weak reference.
    RefPtr<ThreadSafeWeakReference> ptr(mRef);
    return ptr.forget();

  Atomic<ThreadSafeWeakReference*> mRef;

// A thread-safe variant of a weak pointer
template <typename T>
class ThreadSafeWeakPtr {
  // Be careful to use the weak reference type T in the
  // SupportsThreadSafeWeakPtr<T> definition.
  typedef typename T::ThreadSafeWeakReference ThreadSafeWeakReference;

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr() {}

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr& operator=(const ThreadSafeWeakPtr& aOther) {
    mRef = aOther.mRef;
    return *this;

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr(const ThreadSafeWeakPtr& aOther) : mRef(aOther.mRef) {}

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr& operator=(ThreadSafeWeakPtr&& aOther) {
    mRef = aOther.mRef.forget();
    return *this;

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr(ThreadSafeWeakPtr&& aOther) : mRef(aOther.mRef.forget()) {}

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr& operator=(const RefPtr<T>& aOther) {
    if (aOther) {
      // Get the underlying shared weak reference to the object, creating one if
      // necessary.
      mRef = aOther->getThreadSafeWeakReference();
    } else {
      mRef = nullptr;
    return *this;

  explicit ThreadSafeWeakPtr(const RefPtr<T>& aOther) { *this = aOther; }

  ThreadSafeWeakPtr& operator=(decltype(nullptr)) {
    mRef = nullptr;
    return *this;

  explicit ThreadSafeWeakPtr(decltype(nullptr)) {}

  explicit operator bool() const { return !!get(); }

  bool operator==(const ThreadSafeWeakPtr& aOther) const {
    return get() == aOther.get();

  bool operator==(const RefPtr<T>& aOther) const {
    return get() == aOther.get();

  bool operator==(const T* aOther) const { return get() == aOther; }

  template <typename U>
  bool operator!=(const U& aOther) const {
    return !(*this == aOther);

  // Convert the weak pointer to a strong RefPtr.
  explicit operator RefPtr<T>() const { return getRefPtr(); }

  // Gets a new strong reference of the proper type T to the tracked object.
  already_AddRefed<T> getRefPtr() const {
        IsBaseOf<typename ThreadSafeWeakReference::ElementType, T>::value,
        "T must derive from ThreadSafeWeakReference::ElementType");
    return mRef ? mRef->getRefPtr().template downcast<T>() : nullptr;

  // Get a pointer to the tracked object, downcasting to the proper type T.
  // Note that this operation is unsafe as it may cause races if downwind
  // code depends on the value not to change after reading.
  T* get() const {
        IsBaseOf<typename ThreadSafeWeakReference::ElementType, T>::value,
        "T must derive from ThreadSafeWeakReference::ElementType");
    return mRef ? static_cast<T*>(mRef->get()) : nullptr;

  // A shared weak reference to an object. Note that this may be null so as to
  // save memory (at the slight cost of an extra null check) if no object is
  // being tracked.
  RefPtr<ThreadSafeWeakReference> mRef;

}  // namespace mozilla

template <typename T>
inline already_AddRefed<T> do_AddRef(
    const mozilla::ThreadSafeWeakPtr<T>& aObj) {
  RefPtr<T> ref(aObj);
  return ref.forget();

#endif /* mozilla_ThreadSafeWeakPtr_h */