Introduction to libatomic_ops

libatomic_ops provides implementations for atomic memory update operations on a number of architectures. This allows direct use of these in reasonably portable code. Unlike earlier similar packages, this one explicitly considers memory barrier semantics, and allows the construction of code that involves minimum overhead across a variety of architectures.



Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if LFS or dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the books.

Package Information

Installation of libatomic_ops

Install libatomic_ops by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --enable-shared  \
            --disable-static \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/libatomic_ops-7.8.2 &&

To check the results, issue make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-shared: This switch enables building of the libatomic_ops shared libraries.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/libatomic_ops and /usr/share/doc/libatomic_ops-7.8.2

Short Descriptions

contains functions for atomic memory operations