Few queries on atomicity of requests

Dustin Sallings dustin at spy.net
Thu Jun 19 03:38:42 UTC 2008

On Jun 18, 2008, at 20:03, Stephen Johnston wrote:

> Can anyone explain a bit more about how this combats the dogpile  
> effect? It seems to me that this just means the STALE key will cause  
> the dogpile if all of the visitors are getting the STALE key also  
> and the STALE key is, in effect, determining the actual re- 
> calculation timing. It seems to me the description above is missing  
> something.

	I think the idea is that you can roll a die if you get one but not  
the other.

Dustin Sallings

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