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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/1] epoll: use rwlock in order to reduce ep_poll_callback() contention
On 12/3/18 6:02 AM, Roman Penyaev wrote:

> The main change is in replacement of the spinlock with a rwlock, which is
> taken on read in ep_poll_callback(), and then by adding poll items to the
> tail of the list using xchg atomic instruction. Write lock is taken
> everywhere else in order to stop list modifications and guarantee that list
> updates are fully completed (I assume that write side of a rwlock does not
> starve, it seems qrwlock implementation has these guarantees).

Its good then that Will recently ported qrwlocks to arm64, which iirc had
a bad case of writer starvation. In general, qrwlock will maintain reader
to writer ratios of acquisitions fairly well, but will favor readers over
writers in scenarios where when too many tasks (more than ncpus).

Thanks,
Davidlohr

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