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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] Concurrent Page Cache
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> Ladder locking would end up:
>
> lock A0
> lock B1
> unlock A0 -> a new operation can start
> lock C2
> unlock B1
> lock D5
> unlock C2
> ** we do stuff to D5
> unlock D5
>

Instead of taking one lock we would need to take 4? Wont doing so cause
significant locking overhead? We probably would want to run some
benchmarks. Maybe disable the scheme for systems with a small number of
processors?


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