reflect/protoregistry: protect global registries with a lock

The global registry is initialized via generated code.
The Go language guarantees that these are serialized (non concurrently).
The main concern is when a concurrent read operation occurs while
registration is still ongoing. In such a case, we do need a lock to
serialize the read with regard to the writes (i.e. registrations).

Change-Id: Ied35d6f8d2620f448cb281c3ec46d8de893b5671
Reviewed-by: Damien Neil <>
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tree: ed403c9781d99aa62ea1d029ef810420c727b7e2
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Next Generation Go Protocol Buffers

WARNING: This repository is in active development. There are no guarantees about API stability. Breaking changes will occur until a stable release is made and announced.

This repository is for the development of the next major Go implementation of protocol buffers. This library makes breaking API changes relative to the existing Go protobuf library. Of particular note, this API aims to make protobuf reflection a first-class feature of the API and implements the protobuf ecosystem in terms of reflection.

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