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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Read-Copy Update 2.5.4-pre2
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On Fri, 2002-02-08 at 18:51, Mark Hahn wrote:

> yes, but have you evaluated whether it's noticably better than
> other forms of locking? for instance, couldn't your dcache example
> simply use BR locks?

Good point.

One of the things with implicit locking schemes like RCU is that the
performance hit merely shifts. Reading the data may no longer have any
overhead, but the hit is taken elsewhere. One most be careful in
benchmarking RCU locking.

Robert Love

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