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SubjectRe: [Patch V3 0/3] Enable irqs when waiting for rwlocks
On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 06:24:05 -0600
holt@sgi.com wrote:

> New in V3:
> * Handle rearrangement of some arch's include/asm directories.
>
> New in V2:
> * get rid of ugly #ifdef's in kernel/spinlock.h
> * convert __raw_{read|write}_lock_flags to an inline func
>
> SGI has observed that on large systems, interrupts are not serviced for
> a long period of time when waiting for a rwlock. The following patch
> series re-enables irqs while waiting for the lock, resembling the code
> which is already there for spinlocks.
>
> I only made the ia64 version, because the patch adds some overhead to
> the fast path. I assume there is currently no demand to have this for
> other architectures, because the systems are not so large. Of course,
> the possibility to implement raw_{read|write}_lock_flags for any
> architecture is still there.
>

I'm not seeing any Tony Luck acks on this work?


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