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Subject: Re: [Threads-devel] Extend shared_mutex with support for priority policies?
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-11 20:24:51

Le 11/05/13 20:34, Gaetano Mendola a écrit :
> On 15/12/2012 19.16, Fredrik Orderud wrote:
>> The current "fair" shared_mutex implementation is great in the sense
>> that it neither favors readers nor writers. This is probably a good
>> property in most situations.
> Why do you say fair? Current mutexes (shared or not) implementation in
> boost is all but fair, that's why (at my understanding) at least on
> Linux they are based on pthread mutexes (they are not fair / fifo).
We are talking here of shared_mutex. But in which sens non-shared mutex
can be not fair?


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