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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-17 08:49:06

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Or Peles wrote:
> [...]
>> Moving the shared_ptr assignment out of the concurrent part (e.g.
>> instead of two assignments from concurrent threads a single
>> assignment before the multithreaded part) gave me a tenfold increase
>> in performance.
>> Is this reasonable?
> Totally broken "boosted-lightweight" mutex stuff aside for a moment,

Yep. "Totally broken" unfortunately looks like an accurate assessment of the

> you can't have concurrent assignments unless your have a smart pointer
> that provides "strong" thread safety (some people call it atomic_ptr).
> The last time I've looked at it, the boost::shared_ptr was providing
> "basic" thread-safety, not strong. Or, perhaps, you mean concurrent
> COPYING where your source is read-only-shared smart pointer instance?
> Try
> then.

... and please report the results. It would also help if you can try the
same test with #define BOOST_LWM_USE_CRITICAL_SECTION.

Thanks in advance.

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