DESIGN PATTERNS

Memory Barriers

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Overview

The one rule that compile-time and runtime memory re-ordering follows:

Never modify the behaviour of a single threaded program. - Memory re-ordering algorithms

However, if you are designing a multi-threaded program, you are out of luck. Memory re-ordering can mess with what you expect shared data to equal at any point in time.

Read the great tutorial on memory barriers at http://preshing.com/20120710/memory-barriers-are-like-source-control-operations/.


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