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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.6] Allow x86_64 to reenable interrupts on contention
    On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, Andi Kleen wrote:

    > > the reduced interrupt latency, the code size issue can also be taken care
    > > of, but that requires benchmarking as the change is a bit more drastic.
    > Do you have numbers on that? Frankly if someone is spinning on irq disabled
    > locks for a long time they should just fix their code.

    It wasn't i who saw the contention but something Keith ran into, the
    contention probably wasn't bad enough to require serious locking changes.
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