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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc-2013] Boost.Thread/ThreadPool project
From: Dan Lincan (dan.lincan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-07 07:05:31

> perhaps not _this_ time, that is not this 2013 GSOC, but eventually
> you may want to consider a lock-free priority queue algorithm for
> storing tasks and not use locks
> although lock-free algorithms are somewhat hard to comprehend, all the
> more so about _priority_ queues, but in the end that's, beside other
> things, what one would expect from modern implementation of thread pool
> moreover, you, as a student loving algorithms and analysis, may like
> to dig into the lock-free algorithms in general
> good luck

Hi Pavel,

I have read a bit about lock-free data structures in Concurrency in
Action by Anthony Williams. Depending on the frozen interfaces and the
time on hand I will most likely implement and do some performance
tests for lock-free queues.

Thank you,

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