[lkml]   [1999]   [Sep]   [13]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: spin_lock and linux philosophy question...
    On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Momchil Velikov wrote:
    > Spin locks are for cases when it is expected the lock to be held for
    > very short intervals, thus saving the sleep/wakeup overhead. For other
    > cases there are sleep locks (whatever they are called in each OS), where
    > indeed the CPU is sent to do something else.
    > Regards,
    > -velco

    Thank you for the short explanation, and thank you David for the reference
    as I really do want to understand these things.

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:53    [W:0.021 / U:1.776 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site