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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.0-prerelease: preemptive kernel.

> I think a better way to proceed would be to make semaphores a bit more
> intelligent and turn them into something like adaptive spinlocks and use
> them more where appropiate (currently using semaphores usually causes
> lots of context switches where some could probably be avoided). Problem
> is that for some cases like your producer-consumer pattern (which has been
> used previously in unreleased kernel code BTW) it would be a pessimization
> to spin, so such adaptive locks would probably need a different name.

Like solaris adaptive mutexes? It would be interesting to test,
however considering read/write semaphores are hardly ever used these
days we want to be sure they are worth it before adding yet another
synchronisation primitive.

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