[nsp] looking for a 12.0.nS recommendation

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Wed Mar 19 11:03:50 EST 2003


On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 01:42:54AM -0800, Joe Wood wrote:
> I've heard that the IOS 64-bit counters are not true 64 bit,
> rather two 32 bit counters thrown together. 

If the architecture has no 64bit machine word, there is no other way to do
it... add to the 32bit counter, and if it overflows, increment the 64bit

(Which needs locking, of course)


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