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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-17 13:32:41

From: "Sudheer Tumuluru" <stumuluru_at_[hidden]>
> Hi,
> Is it advisable to use the shared_ptr<> class in a multithreaded
> environment where there is a possibility of it being passed across
> thread boundaries? I initially got the CountedPtr<> class from "The
> C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference" by Nicolai M.
> Josuttis (p. 222) and extended it to be thread-safe by adding a
> mutex-lock (which is new'ed along with count) on the reference count.
> But I am not sure if this is a good idea. Any thoughts or suggestions
> on this?

You may need make some such modification to shared_ptr until
we have facilities in place to fix the Boost version to be
thread safe.

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