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From: Douglas Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-10 09:30:08

On Jan 10, 2005, at 9:04 AM, Stephen torri wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 21:27 -0500, Douglas Gregor wrote:
>>>> If you're using a signal from two threads concurrently, you will
>>>> most
>>>> likely see random crashes and other bad behavior. Signals keep a lot
>>>> of
>>>> state, even when they are being invoked, so just about anything can
>>>> trip it up.
>>> The first thing that came to mind about this was thread specific
>>> storage
>>> (TSS). Here is a design pattern that will do what I think we need.
>> That solves part of the problem, but there's more too it. Eric Niebler
>> wrote a few posts to the developer's list describing some locking
>> mechanisms that could be used to make signals work in a multithreaded
>> environment.
>> Doug
> Do you know how to get a hold of Eric? I would like to see if he has
> done any work on the locking mechanisms.

Well, he's on the Boost mailing lists (probably all of them). I don't
know if he's working on any of this, but you can read his ideas in this


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