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Subject: Re: [boost] This AFIO review - a modest proposal
From: Giovanni Piero Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-24 13:18:58

Hi Niall,

On 24 Aug 2015 5:15 pm, "Niall Douglas" <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Lock free filesystem programming is like lock free atomic programming

"You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means".

Lock-free is a Word Of Power. Unless you implemented the whole stack (down
to issuing disk ops) in user space or audited every supported OS kernel, I
do not think you can claim any lock freedom property.

BTW, Sorry for the snark, to make amend I'll try to write a review.

-- gpd

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