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    SubjectRE: [PATCH] 2.5.68 FUTEX support should be optional

    On Wed, 14 May 2003, Christopher Hoover wrote:
    > >
    > > (I ran a futex-free ppc64 kernel. It worked.)
    > Yep. I'm run an ARM kernel as well. Works fine.

    And do you guys actually use a recent glibc snapshot? Do you ever expect
    to? Do you ever expect to run a third-party specialized web-server or
    database library? All things that can use futex'es, and probably will.

    I will strongly argue against making futexes conditional, simply because I
    _want_ people to be able to depend on them in modern kernels. I do not
    want developers to fall back on SysV semaphores just because it's too
    painful for them to use the faster alternatives.


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