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    SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 0/6][RFC] futex: FUTEX_LOCK with optional adaptive spinning
    On 04/06/2010 04:35 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 16:28 +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, but that's the best case for spinning. You could simply use a
    >> userspace spinlock in this case.
    >>
    > Userspace spinlocks are evil.. they should _never_ be used.
    >

    But in this case they're fastest. If we don't provide a non-evil
    alternative, people will use them.

    --
    error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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