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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-11 04:49:14

Cory Nelson:

> I believe he is referring to cache coherency - on x86 and x64, read
> and write are always atomic in the sense that a read will never see
> half of the old value and half of a write.

I think that this is only true for aligned reads and writes.

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