RE: JavaMemoryModel: Proposals on wait and interrupts

From: David Holmes (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 19:07:40 EDT


> This discussion seems to have gone quiet.

Lot's of opinions - no consensus. It's how these things always wind

> The intent is to use Java to
> describe an algorithm that allows Java's original thread semantics
> be achieved on top of an operating system that provides only
> with spurious wakeups and a mutual exclusion primitive.

The issue is not that you can't implement the desired semantics, or
even that you can't do it efficiently, but that the existing VM's are
not amenable to implementing the desired semantics.

David Holmes

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