spinlock class?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Mon Apr 28 21:56:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 05:02:21PM -0400, Joe Buehler wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>But why not just use a critical section?  It's roughly the same thing,
>>isn't it?
>If you're talking about the WIN32 CriticalSection functions,


>I don't know WIN32 well enough to be aware of all the subtleties.  I am
>locking a large array that gets duplicated by a fork() and I did not
>want to run into any inheritance problems with WIN32 objects.

That should not be an issue with critical section objects.  I'm pretty sure
they are not inheritable.


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