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    SubjectRe: [rfc][patch] queued spinlocks (i386)
    On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 11:04:18AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
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    > * Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> wrote:
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    > > Implement queued spinlocks for i386. [...]
    >
    > isnt this patented by MS? (which might not worry you SuSE/Novell guys,
    > but it might be a worry for the rest of the world ;-)

    I never thought a FIFO queue would be patentable.

    Do you have a reference to the patent number?
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