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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.16 - futex: small optimization (?)

* Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> wrote:

> Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> >On 3/27/06, Pierre PEIFFER <pierre.peiffer@bull.net> wrote:
> >>I found a (optimization ?) problem in the futexes, during a futex_wake,
> >> if the waiter has a higher priority than the waker.
> >
> >There are no such situations anymore in an optimal userlevel
> >implementation. The last problem (in pthread_cond_signal) was fixed
> >by the addition of FUTEX_WAKE_OP. The userlevel code you're looking
> >at is simply not optimized for the modern kernels.
>
> What are you suggesting here, that the kernel can be inefficient as
> long as the user has a way to program around it?

What are you suggesting here, that FUTEX_WAKE_UP is a "user way to
program around" an inefficiency? If yes then please explain to me why
and what you would do differently.

Ingo
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