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SubjectRe: Why Semaphore Hardware-Dependent?
Andi Kleen <> wrote:

> BTW maybe it would be a good idea to switch the wait list to a hlist,
> then the last user in the queue wouldn't need to
> touch the cache line of the head. Or maybe even a single linked
> list then some more cache bounces might be avoidable.

You need a list_head to get O(1) push at one end and O(1) pop at the other.
In addition a singly-linked list makes interruptible ops non-O(1) also.

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