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Over the past decade, a pair of instructions called load-linked (LL)
and store-conditional (SC) have emerged as the most suitable
synchronization instructions for the design of lock-free algorithms.
However, current architectures do not support these instructions;
instead, they support either CAS (e.g., UltraSPARC, Itanium, Pentium)
or restricted versions of LL/SC (e.g., POWER4, MIPS, Alpha).
Thus, there is a gap between what algorithm designers want (namely, LL/SC)
and what multiprocessors actually support (namely, CAS or restricted LL/SC).
To bridge this gap, this thesis presents a series of efficient, wait-free
algorithms that implement LL/SC from CAS or restricted LL/SC.
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Srdjan Petrovic, "Efficient Wait-Free Algorithms for Implementing LL/SC Objects." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2005-556, August 2005.
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