C_quicknotes

Aug 8, 2022

Takeaways from the book “Advanced C Programming” by Berry, John Thomas.

While it’s titled “advanced”, it is rather basic. Here is some quick notes on stuff that I’m not familar with/ don’t use often.

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List synchronization, from coarse-grained to non blocking wait-free

May 8, 2022

Concepts: Wait-free and Lock-free

An object impl. is wait-free if every thread completes a method in a finite number of steps:

  • NO mutual exclusion (thread should not halt in critical section)
  • NO while loop (that may keep spining..)

An object impl. if lock-free if in an infinite execution infinitely often some method call finishes(in a finite number of steps)

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