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    SubjectRe: [rfc][patch] queued spinlocks (i386)
    > On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:32:44 +0100 Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> wrote:
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    > I'm not as concerned about the contended performance of spinlocks
    >

    The contended case matters. Back in 2.5.something I screwed up the debug
    version of one of the locks (rwlock, iirc) - it was simply missing a
    cpu_relax(), and some people's benchmarks halved.

    > This was just something I had in mind when the hardware lock
    > starvation issue came up

    It looks like a good way to address the lru_lock starvation/capture
    problem. But I think I'd be more comfortable if we were to introduce it as
    a new lock type, rather than as a reimplementation of the existing
    spin_lock(). Initially, at least.
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