[concurrency-interest] ReadWriteUpgradeLock

Tim Peierls tim at peierls.net
Tue May 16 20:35:51 EDT 2006

If you find yourself rolling your own read-to-write upgradeable lock, you
might find it useful to go through some earlier discussion on a related
topic on this list. A reasonable starting point is
not much progress since then, sad to say.


On 5/16/06, Moran Avigdor <moran at gigaspaces.com> wrote:
>  Hi,
>     I was looking for something similar to *ReadWriteUpgradeLock* in the
> concurrency package.
>     see:
> http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/transaction/apidocs/org/apache/commons/transaction/locking/ReadWriteUpgradeLock.html
>     Upgrading from a read lock to a write lock with *
> java.util.concurrent.locks.ReentrantReadWriteLock *is not possible unless
> the read lock
>     is released. This entails that if conditions were met prior to the
> write lock, they need to be re-checked.
>     Is there a way, so that a thread that holds a read lock can acquire a
> write lock without releasing the read lock first?
>     Thanks in advance.
> *Moran Avigdor* R&D Engineer
> Cell: +972 54 2112783
> moran at gigaspaces.comwww.gigaspaces.com
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