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From: jsiek_at_[hidden]
Date: 2000-06-05 13:12:06

It seems to me that having all these operations
(read/write/add/test&set/exchange) is a bit overkill. What's wrong
with just a plain old mutex (with lock/unlock). Is there that much of
a performance difference to be gained?

Oh, and along the lines of Steve's comment about signaling locks, etc.
the notions of a semaphore and of a condition variable (both are in
posix threads) are certainly important... probably important enough to
be considered separately from mutexes.



John Maddock writes:
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[ lots of operations...]

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