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SubjectRe: Why Semaphore Hardware-Dependent?
On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 12:56:54PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> We've completely given up these kinds of micro optimization for spinlocks,
> which are 1000x as critical as rwsems. And nobody was able to benchmark
> a difference.

That is false. It shows up on things like netperf on the P4, or the AF_UNIX
component of lmbench.

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