New implementation of BLACKHOLEs
This replaces the global blackhole_queue with a clever scheme that enables us to queue up blocked threads on the closure that they are blocked on, while still avoiding atomic instructions in the common case. Advantages: - gets rid of a locked global data structure and some tricky GC code (replacing it with some per-thread data structures and different tricky GC code :) - wakeups are more prompt: parallel/concurrent performance should benefit. I haven't seen anything dramatic in the parallel benchmarks so far, but a couple of threading benchmarks do improve a bit. - waking up a thread blocked on a blackhole is now O(1) (e.g. if it is the target of throwTo). - less sharing and better separation of Capabilities: communication is done with messages, the data structures are strictly owned by a Capability and cannot be modified except by sending messages. - this change will utlimately enable us to do more intelligent scheduling when threads block on each other. This is what started off the whole thing, but it isn't done yet (#3838). I'll be documenting all this on the wiki in due course.