[concurrency-interest] AtomicReference.updateAndGet() mandatory updating

Gil Tene gil at azul.com
Thu Jun 1 12:58:22 EDT 2017

> On Jun 1, 2017, at 9:53 AM, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 01/06/17 16:19, Gil Tene wrote:
>> I think the property is that a failing CAS is strictly after the store that failed it, period. Regardless of whether or not that store was volatile.
> How is that even possible?  The store that fails a CAS can propagate
> to different threads later: it's not part of the total order.  Perhaps
> I'm missing something.

It can. But the CAS failed *because* of that store [it is not allowed to spuriously fail], so the CAS is after that store. And things that are after the CAS are therefore also after that store.

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