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From: Thorsten Froehlich (froetho_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-26 11:32:02

Anthony Williams wrote:
>> Making this change, the race condition goes away on one more platform using
>> in the boost interface. It should also be considered that relative timeouts
>> in the boost interface certainly eliminate a problem on a platform with a
>> large market share relevant to many boost developers for better or worse ;-)
> How does the race condition go away by making everyone use relative timeouts?

You no longer internally (invisible to the user of boost::thread) query the
absolute time makes it go away for Windows. And setting the clock condition
attribute CLOCK_MONOTONIC with POSIX would make it impossible there as far
as I can tell, does it not?

> Relative timeouts are now supported in most boost::thread interfaces. The
> thread docs are out of date: I am in the process of updating them.

Ah, good to know. I was indeed looking at the old documentation online...


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