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SubjectRe: [RFC] New locking primitive for 2.5
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 01:40:59PM -0500, Robert Love wrote:
> > To really take any benefit from a preemptible kernel a lot of spin locks
> > will have to be replaced by mutex locks. The combi-lock approach may
> > convince more people who typically fear the higher scheduling pressure
> > of sleeping locks to do so, if they can decide on each instance which
> > approach (spin of sleep) will be taken.
> We shouldn't engage in wholesale changing of spinlocks to semaphores
> without a priority-inheritance mechanism. And _that_ is the bigger
> issue ...

Cool. We can then have the Solaris "this usually doesn't fail on test" priority
inherit read/write lock. I can hardly wait.

Victor Yodaiken
Finite State Machine Labs: The RTLinux Company.

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