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Create a reader-optimized deferred reclamation primitive (hazard pointers)

    • Type: Icon: New Feature New Feature
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Priority: Icon: Major - P3 Major - P3
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      This API should be seen as a replacement for (roughly) atomic<shared_ptr<T>>, a mutex+shared_ptr<T> (which is how atomic<shared_ptr> is implemented) or places where we frequently take a mutex just to observe an object AND we release the mutex prior to acting on the observation.

      This should support:

      • Non-blocking reads: readers never block behind writers or other readers.
      • Reading stale values: readers may hold a reference to an earlier version of the object.
      • Writers to create a new version without blocking on readers to retire.
      • For efficiency, we should avoid having readers write to shared cache lines.

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            amirsaman.memaripour@mongodb.com Amirsaman Memaripour
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