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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4, v2] x86: enlightenment for ticket spin locks - improve yield behavior on Xen
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On Tue, 2010-06-29 at 15:35 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
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> The (only) additional overhead this introduces for native execution is
> the writing of the owning CPU in the lock acquire paths.

Uhm, and growing the size of spinlock_t to 6 (or 8 bytes when aligned)
bytes when NR_CPUS>256.


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