[webkit-dev] Merging the iOS port to svn.webkit.org (Re: WebCore and interlocking threads)

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Sat Feb 9 15:46:09 PST 2013

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 3:01 PM, James Robinson <jamesr at google.com> wrote:

> http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/141812 (
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108139) added fine-grain locking
> to the AtomicString table in order to support the iOS WebKit threading
> model.  If parallel execution is not possible, why would this need locking?

That code does not make AtomicString thread safe in any way.

If I remember correctly, that code is related to races at initializations.
I can dig the history on Monday if you'd like.

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