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SubjectRe: [patch] remove the BKL (Big Kernel Lock), this time for real
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 15:51:02 -0700
Bill Huey (hui) <bhuey@lnxw.com> wrote:

> Judging from how the Linux code is done and the numbers I get from
> Bill Irwin in casual conversation, the Linux SMP approach is clearly
> the right track at this time with it's hand honed per-CPU awareness of
> things. The only serious problem that spinlocks have as they aren't
> preemptable, which is what Ingo is trying to fix.

This is what Linus proclaimed 6 or 7 years ago when people were
trying to convince us to do things like Solaris and other big
Unixes at the time.
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