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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-21 08:21:06

Since the current implementation of read_write_mutex
still is suffering from a known bug (which has not been
fixed since pre1.33) I ask if it should also be removed
from 1.34 branch.

The read_write_mutex has not been part of 1.33 exactly
for this reason.

We plan to provide a rewritten one for 1.35, but it is
not yet stable enough (i.e being extensively reviewed and

The alternative would be to deliver it in 1.34, but putting
a big fat warning. Also it could be marked in the regressions
as "unexpectedly passing", so users would not get a wrong
impression. Unfortunately no test case yet exists, that
is able to trigger the error for sure.

The below links refer to the bug:

Please let me know what you think.


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