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  1. CPU instruction is a special instruction that atomically compares the contents of a memory location to a given value and, if they are the same, modifies the contents of that memory location to a given new value

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 27, 2009
  2. a term from computer science

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  3. a special atomic instruction in computer architecture

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  4. The result of the operation must indicate whether it performed the substitution

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  5. this can be done either with a simple boolean response (this variant is often called compare-and-set), or by returning the value read from the memory location (not the value written to it)

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