[fpc-pascal] Getting the state of a TRTLCriticalSection

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Oct 7 11:40:33 CEST 2013

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 07 Oct 2013, at 09:14, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> Benito van der Zander wrote:
>>>> In the end I stuck in code to increment/decrement a counter, and 
>>>> looked for it to be explicitly 0 or 1.
>>> Do you need to put a memory barrier around that, or does the critical 
>>> section take care of that?
>> I used the interlocked increment/decrement, which- as I understand it- 
>> should handle membar itself on architectures that can benefit from it.
> They do not include any memory barrier. The only thing those routines 
> guarantee on all platforms, is that the value is atomically 
> incremented/decremented.

Thanks Jonas, noted. For completeness, is there a way to force one?

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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