From: Chris Thomasson (Cristom_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-18 19:59:19
Currently, Boost doesn't provide support for atomic reference counting;
shared_ptr<T> falls under 'basic' thread-safety. I propose a reference
counting algorithm that falls under 'strong' thread-safety. Here is a
experimental prototype I created:
A SPARC 32-64 version is underway. Here is some more information on my
(initial idea; pseudo-code)
(async-signal-safe aspects of my algorithm)
(adding more async-signal-safety characteristics'...)
Does anybody think that Boost could possible benefit from this level of
thread-safety? Any thoughts?
Thank you all for you time!
-- Chris Thomasson http://appcore.home.comcast.net/ (portable lock-free data-structures)
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