[Python-Dev] deja-vu .. python locking

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Sep 18 16:46:40 CEST 2006

Martin Devera schrieb:
> RCU like locking
>   Solution I have in mind is similar to RCU. In Python we have quiscent
>   state - when a thread returns to main loop of interpreter.

There might be a terminology problem here. RCU is read-copy-update,
right? I fail to see the copy (copy data structure to be modified)
and update (replace original pointer with pointer to copy) part.
Do this play a role in that scheme? If so, what specific structure
is copied for, say, a list or a dict?

This confusion makes it very difficult for me to understand your
proposal, so I can't comment much on it. If you think it could work,
just go ahead and create an implementation.


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