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Subject: Re: [boost] wait-free fast-pathed, bounded-time, 100% starvation-free rw-mutex...
From: Chris M. Thomasson (cristom_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-30 17:00:10

"Chris M. Thomasson" <cristom_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> "Anthony Williams" <anthony.ajw_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> For integration with boost, it would be good if the write-lock member
>> functions could be called "lock()" and "unlock()", whilst the read-lock
>> member functions are called "lock_shared()" and "unlock_shared()". This
>> would allow the existing RAII classes to be used with this new rwmutex
>> type.
> Okay. I will add the try lock functions and change the function names, and
> re-name the class to `fair_rwmutex' to attempt to get across that it's

Here is some preliminary code which adds some try lock functions, changes
the name to `fair_mutex' and renames the `wrlock()/wrunlock()' procedures to

I still need to test drive the try lock functions in Relacy to see if I
missed anything. As for the `SCHED_OTHER' issue, well, I am not sure how to
get around that without sacrificing the 100% starvation free and
bounded-time guarantees. Humm...

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