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Re: [Code-Crunchers] a simple race condition and how you'd solve it
From: silky <michaelslists () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 11:01:34 +1000

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Gadi Evron<ge () linuxbox org> wrote:
A friend recently demonstrated on his blog a simple race condition he
encountered. He also challenged folks to solve the problem.

http://www.algorithm.co.il/blogs/index.php/programming/a-simple-race-condition/

There's an interesting discussion in the comments which is worth a quick
read.

Also, maybe someone here will come up with a cuter idea?

Posted my proposed solution in the comments, but will probably take a
while to be moderated.

Basically, you just need to check if you should still be computing,
and, at the end of computation, if your data is still "wanted".


       Gadi.
--
Gadi Evron,
ge () linuxbox org 

Blog: http://gevron.livejournal.com/

-- 
noon silky
http://lets.coozi.com.au/

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