Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:57 UTC (Thu) by Lennie
Parent article: Ticket spinlocks
The x86 maintainers clearly thought that the benefits of eliminating the unseemly scramble for spinlocks exceeded this small cost; it seems unlikely that others will disagree.
Not only do I not disagree, I'd love to run a kernel that has this cost, well actually I want the advantages, not so much the disadvantages.
It sounds like a really nice improvement.
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