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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.

That is a very good idea.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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