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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/18] x86/ticketlock: make __ticket_spin_trylock common
    On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 02:38:12PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
    > >
    > > Can't we just get rid of the small ticket size code path?
    > >
    > > I couldn't benchmark any difference between the two last time
    > > I tried.
    >
    > The small locks aren't any faster. They are just smaller.

    Are you sure?

    AFAIK it's always

    typedef struct arch_spinlock {
    unsigned int slock;
    } arch_spinlock_t;

    -Andi


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