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Subject: Re: [boost] Does lock-free boost::shared_ptr<T> implementation exist?
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-12 17:18:04

> I'm trying to find a production quality lock free reference counted
> pointer implementation and boost::shared_ptr seems promising. However
> boost::atomic_is_lock_free(shared_ptr) returns false on Windows. I'm
> going to try on SUSE linux soon.

while the reference counting itself is lock-free,
boost::atomic<boost::shared_ptr> requires dcas support to be lockfree ...

hth, tim

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