[concurrency-interest] tryAcquire vs tryAcquireShared in ReentrantReadWriteLock

Khilan Gudka khilan at doc.ic.ac.uk
Tue Mar 16 17:07:18 EDT 2010

Dear all,

Please excuse me if this question is trivial but I was just wondering why
tryAcquireShared in ReentrantReadWriteLock uses a loop to deal with CAS
misses whereas tryAcquire just returns false. Is this because it's most
likely that the lock is now unavailable and would therefore save a loop

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