Optimizations for mutable structures?

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Dec 8 11:36:26 EST 2005

On 08 December 2005 11:52, Claus Reinke wrote:

> is every MVar access is a synchronisation point (in terms of memory
> update propagation between threads, not just in terms of thread
> interaction)?

Yes, it is.  On a multiprocessor every MVar operation performs a full
memory barrier internally.

Incedentally, GHC hasn't actually supported multiprocessors until very
recently, and it's still only in CVS and very experimental.


More information about the Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list