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Subject: Re: [boost] storing intrusive_ptr in atomic?!
From: Oliver Kowalke (oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-25 06:50:20

2013/10/25 Giovanni Piero Deretta <gpderetta_at_[hidden]>

> The details of the safety of putting an intrusive_ptr in an atomic are
> discussed elsethread, I just wanted to remind you here that, unless you
> rely on exotic deferred reclamation techniques, to safely concurrently
> update a shared pointer normally you need to manipulate both the pointer
> itself and the shared count.
> This means either a DCAS, transactional memory or a (spin) lock. As the
> former two are implemented by no or few mainstream architectures, you
> pretty much need a lock. That's the path taken by boost::shared_ptr for
> example.

the intention behind my question was an algorithm for work-stealing/sharing

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