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H.Merijn Brand
February 10, 2003 07:56
Re: New SV Flag
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On Mon 10 Feb 2003 16:24, wrote:
> "H.Merijn Brand" <> wrote:
> :On Thu 06 Feb 2003 15:07, "H.Merijn Brand" <> wrote:
> :> I did propose a patch to the magicians to weed out ATOMIC_INC and
> :> ATOMIC_DEC_AND_TEST as by Arthur and Nick's request. Where did it go?
> :
> :Found it:
> I had always assumed the macros were there because we might need to
> implement them differently under threads to guarantee the atomicity.
> Is that not the case?

I've created this patch as a request from Arthur and Nick, so I hope they were
the one to /know/ why they asked for it :)

They probably expected the chainsaw they asked for was to cut much deeper, but
I did not find more than what this patch shows. Sorry guys

> Hugo

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