[concurrency-interest] Difference between AtomicReference.getPlain() and getOpaque()

Никита Маршалкин marnikitta at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 04:54:04 EDT 2017

Here's note by Doug Lea on memory orderings in JDK 9.


On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 11:38 AM, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> Are these methods essentially the same?  I think so, based on JLS §17.7:
> | Writes to and reads of references are always atomic, regardless of
> | whether they are implemented as 32-bit or 64-bit values.
> I assume there is a difference between getPlain() and getOpaque() for
> AtomicLong because of potentially non-atomic access: I assume
> getOpaque() rules that out (but that is not very clear), but
> getPlain() obviously does not.
> Whatabout AtomicInteger and AtomicBoolean?  Do these methods show a
> difference there?
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Yours sincerely,
Nikita Marshalkin.
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