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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -v5][RFC]: mutex: implement adaptive spinning

    * Gregory Haskins <ghaskins@novell.com> wrote:

    > Can I ask a simple question in light of all this discussion?
    >
    > "Is get_task_struct() really that bad?"

    it dirties a cacheline and it also involves atomics.

    Also, it's a small design cleanliness issue to me: get_task_struct()
    impacts the lifetime of an object - and if a locking primitive has
    side-effects on object lifetimes that's never nice.

    Ingo



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