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Brinch Hansen's frustration


   Is it correct to say that ONE of Brinch Hansen's
   frustrations (in "Java's Insecure Parallelism",
   ACM SIGPLAN Notices 34, 4 (April 1999), pp38-45)
   is the fact that a process may be scheduled in
   vain? I seem to doubt this, his

     while (full == max) await(e);

   scheme seems to cause the process to be awoken
   in vain if, perhaps, full was not max. However:

   is this "await" a "Hoare's conditional critical region
   that is delayed until a shared data structure satisfies
   a Boolean critical region"?


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