[Interest] Heavily Commented Example: Simple Single Frontend with Two BackendsHi,

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Oct 24 20:55:27 CEST 2012

On quarta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2012 14.37.14, K. Frank wrote:
> So, to summarize what you're saying, real world hardware is not
> excessively perverse.
> Therefore the volatile-bool scheme for signalling a thread to stop will
> work in practice (but volatile is not good enough for full-featured thread
> synchronization), because the hardware will cause the updated value
> of the stop flag to become visible to the polling thread in a reasonable
> amount of time.  The polling thread might run a little longer than expected,
> but it will stop in a reasonable amount of time (for some reasonable
> definition of "reasonable").


But the correct way of doing that is to use a C11 or C++11 atomic load in 
relaxed mode:

atomic_int flag = ATOMIC_VAR_INIT(0);

/* signal */
atomic_store(&flag, 1);

/* check if set */
if (atomic_load(&flag))

C++11 has a C++ API in addition. QAtomicInt is similar to C++11's 

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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