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Re: mutexes, locks and so on...

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 06:49:47PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> On Fri Nov 19 2010 at 00:11:12 +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> > You can release it with either call, mutex_spin_ is just a way to avoid
> > additional atomic operations.  The ususal case is adaptive mutex, but
> > stuff like the dispatcher/scheduler makes use of spin mutexes exclusively
> > and the fast path versions were invented for that. (Because you can measure
> > the effect with benchmarks :-).
> Speaking of which, something I (and a few others) have been thinking
> about is to have constantly running benchmarks (akin to constantly
> running tests).  That way we can have a rough idea which way performance
> and resource consumption is going and if there are any sharp regressions.
> Are your old benchmarking programs still available somewhere?

I think this is a great idea.  Here are the easy ones:

- libmicro.  I had adjustments to this to use -O0 and something to do with
  the timekeeping, I can't remember exactly.

- hackbench

- on a static, unchanging source tree.

- mysql sysbench.

I had lots of one-offs and more complicated setups but the above are really
easy to set up and repeat.

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