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From: Kai Brüning (kai_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-24 03:23:48

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>On Monday 23 July 2007 10:26, Kai Brüning wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been using a two-layer wrapper for boost mutex recently. One
>> layer to create levelled mutexes as described by Anthony, and another
>> one to track the locked/unlocked state together with the owning thread
>> for debug purposes.
>Yes, my imagined debug mutex would also keep track of the owning thread,
>because the other component I want is a way to make sure a given piece of
>data (or more generally an object) is always protected by a mutex when
>accessed. My idea here is fuzzier, I'm thinking something like a
>shared_ptr whose get() function checks to make sure there exists a mutex
>which is already locked by the current thread, and was also locked on
>every previous get() call.
>> I am contemplating making this a boost library and would be very happy
>> to work on something together with you. What do you think about a
>> general mutex wrapping framework allowing multiple wrappers plus a
>> collection of useful wrappers such as those described here?
>I'd be happy to contribute any code I write to a larger project, that would
>be ideal. I don't have the time resources to contribute much beyond
>maintaining my pieces of the code though.

Great. I'll try to sketch out something these days. Seems that many people have some kind of mutex wrappers around which would be of general use.


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