On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Ants Aasma <a...@cybertec.at> wrote:
> FWIW, I think that if we approach coding lock free algorithms
> correctly - i.e. "which memory barriers can we avoid while being
> safe", instead of "which memory barriers we need to add to become
> safe" - then supporting Alpha isn't a huge amount of extra work.

Alpha is completely irrelevant, so I would not like to expend the
tiniest effort on supporting it. If there is someone using a very much
legacy architecture like this, I doubt that even they will appreciate
the ability to upgrade to the latest major version.

Peter Geoghegan

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