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    SubjectRe: furwocks: Fast Userspace Read/Write Locks
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    Followup to:  <20020307191043.9C5F33FE15@smtp.linux.ibm.com>
    By author: Hubertus Franke <frankeh@watson.ibm.com>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Take a look at Rusty's futex-1.2, the code is not that different, however
    > if its all inlined it creates additional code on the critical path
    > and why do it if not necessary.
    >
    > In this case the futexes are the well tested path, the rest is a cludge on
    > top of it.
    >

    Perhaps someone could give a high-level description of how these
    "futexes" work?

    -hpa
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