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CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/libatomic_ops
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: bjs
Date: Sat Oct 25 00:32:23 UTC 2008
Update of /cvsroot/pkgsrc/devel/libatomic_ops
In directory ivanova.netbsd.org:/tmp/cvs-serv16739
Import libatomic_ops-20081024 (version 1.2)
The latest code is only found in the boehm-gc CVS repository (see
Makefile.version for information). I had to take this from there,
as there were bug fixes.
This library was imported primarily for the [hopefully]
upcoming audio/pulseaudio package.
TODO: Add support for NetBSD atomic ops?
This package provides semi-portable access to hardware provided
atomic memory operations. These might allow you to write code:
- That does more interesting things in signal handlers.
- Makes more effective use of multiprocessors by allowing you to write
clever lock-free code. Note that such code is very difficult to get
right, and will unavoidably be less portable than lock-based code. It
ia also not always faster than lock-based code. But it may occasionally
be a large performance win.
- To experiment with new and much better thread programming paradigms, etc.
As the latest code for this library is only available via CVS, this package
provides a snapshot.
Vendor Tag: TNF
Release Tags: pkgsrc-base
No conflicts created by this import
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