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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.

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