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    SubjectRe: [patch] new spinlock variant, spinlock-2.3.30-A4
    Tuesday, November 30, 1999 10:50 PM
    Ingo Molnar <> wrote :

    > yes, true. Keep in mind that this only affects the slow path. The above
    > spinlock would be implemented as a function anyway (we do not want to
    > inline it), and in that case the slow path can eg. use queued spinlocks
    > (spinlock chains through on-stack variables) or exponential backoff, or
    > whatever technique.

    OK, I've misunderstood that the code You suggested was a replacement of the
    "lock" one
    while this is only a fast test, failing it CPUs falls executing the "lock"


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