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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-15 07:12:07

Anthony Williams schrieb:

>Roland Schwarz <roland.schwarz_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>1) Is this corect code with respect to condition variable
>> semantics (posix thread semantics?)
>do_flag only signals one thread waiting on the condition. If this is one of
>the do_work threads, then it will wake up, go back to sleep, and the
>notification has been swallowed. Since the main thread didn't wake up, it
>won't break out of the loop checking global_flag. Since the only threads that
>do notification are the main thread and the do_flag thread, once all the
>threads have entered their waiting loop, if the do_flag notification wakes
>anyone other than the main thread, we have deadlock.
Oops, how obvious. Shame on me /:~/

It seems that I cannot easily get a test case that would show up my
I considerably underestimated the difficulty to make sure all threads
are currently
waiting on the same condition, and then fire them all together.

Altough I would very much appreciate if someone could tell me why it is
not a
problem when the sequence: "wait then signal" does occur, during the
gate is closed.
It might very well be that this indeed _is_ no problem, I just can't see


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