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Posted Aug 6, 2009 18:03 UTC (Thu) by cpeterso (guest, #305)
Posted Aug 10, 2009 14:44 UTC (Mon) by kjp (subscriber, #39639)
Of course, I do think it would be better to rename the spinlock itself if it no longer does that....
I guess to facilitate the changeover you could have atomic_lock or busywait_lock (spin is a bit redundant) and mutex, and only very old code would need a typdef for the now non existant 'spinlock' type.
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