[concurrency-interest] CAS and synchronized

Mohan Radhakrishnan radhakrishnan.mohan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 19:33:52 EST 2011


Hi,
          I have read that CAS uses the processor's instruction set to
update memory values. Why is this more efficient than using
synchronized ? What is the locking overhead when we use synchronized ?


Seems it is a basic doubt again.

Thanks,
Mohan


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