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SubjectRe: Revised futex(2) man page for review
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On Tue, 2015-04-14 at 23:40 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Mar 2015, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:53:21AM +0100, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> > > So, please take a look at the page below. At this point,
> > > I would most especially appreciate help with the FIXMEs.
> >
> > For people who cannot read that troff gibberish (me)..
>
> Ditto :)
>
> > NOTES
> > Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call; call it using
> > syscall(2).
>
> You might mention that pthread_mutex, pthread_condvar interfaces are
> high level wrappers for the syscall and recommended to be used for
> normal use cases. IIRC unnamed semaphores are implemented with futexes
> as well.

If we add this, I'd rephrase it to something like that there are
high-level programming abstractions such as the pthread_condvar
interfaces or semaphores that are implemented using the syscall and that
are typically a better fit for normal use cases. I'd consider only the
condvars as something like a wrapper, or targeting a similar use case.



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