Atomic operations on i386/amd64

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Fri Aug 6 11:50:15 PDT 2004

<<On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 11:29:57 +0300, Ville-Pertti Keinonen <will+freebsd-current at> said:

> The idea of using self-modification to select locking modes (although 
> for optional preemption, SMP and debugging rather than CPU model) is 
> also described in a DEC Technical Journal article:


There have been a number of research operating systems built around
this concept.  I seem to remember one called "Synthesis" which took it
to an extreme.  Calton Pu and Henry Massalin would appear to be the


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