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From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-05-20 12:09:01

Gavin Lambert wrote:
> I'm not sure if Boost.Interprocess makes use of them (I assume not) but
> on Windows the standard kernel interprocess mutex will report an
> "abandoned" mutex if something tries to acquire a mutex that was owned
> by a terminated process/thread, regardless of how it was terminated.
> This is a successful acquisition that indicates that the protected state
> may not be consistent.

OK, this is what POSIX "robust" mutexes do. It's useful to know that
they are portable.

Regards, Phil.

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