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Subject: [Boost-users] Simple threading question (I hope)
From: Alec Munro (amunro_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-06 13:04:32

Hi List,


I'm fairly new to multithreading, especially in C++. Things seem
generally straightforward when using boost::thread, but there was one
question I had.


I have a mutex that I use to control access to a data processing object.
Whenever I receive new data, I attempt to lock the mutex, and process
it. However, I think it's possible that I might receive several data
packets while I'm processing, and it's important that these packets are
processed in order. So I suppose my question is, when a mutex is
unlocked, how is it determined which thread gets to lock it next?




Alec Munro

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