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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Lightweight userspace semaphores...
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> The most common case for any fast semaphores are for _threaded_
> applications. No shared memory, no nothing.

Ok I see where you are coming from now -- that makes sense for a few cases.
POSIX thread locks have to be able to work interprocess not just between
threads though, so a full posix lock implementation couldn't be done without
being able to put these things on shared pages (hence I was coming from
the using shmfs as backing store angle). Using a subset of shmfs also got
me resource management which happens to be nice.

The other user of these kind of fast locks is databases. Oracle for example
seems not to be a single mm threaded application.

If we are talking about being able to say "make this page semaphores" then I
agree - the namespace is a seperate problem and up to whoever allocated the
backing store in the first place, and may well not involve a naming at all.
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