RE: JavaMemoryModel: Use-case for strong volatile interpretation

From: David Holmes (
Date: Thu Apr 08 2004 - 19:53:47 EDT

> Sarita Adve wrote:
> Still, this is a use case involving a program with deliberate data races.
> Our underlying philosophy throughout has been to not give any
> guarantees to
> such programs except for the purposes of safety/security.

I may be misunderstanding what you are saying here, but the use of volatiles
in lock-free algorithms is intended to make such algorithms correctly
synchronized. Hence the issue of what guarantees you have when using
volatiles is very important.

David Holmes

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