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From: Alexander Terekhov (terekhov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-20 07:16:24

Anthony Williams wrote:
> bias. We could just do a spin-wait if we want really-fast locks and unlocks
> --- except that for long-lasting locks, a waiting thread would consume CPU
> time spinning, and hence hinder the progress of other threads.

Right. So we need to block/unblock. But there's no need for ownership
handoff. So let unblocked thread compete just like in the case of a
spinlock. Or rather think of block/unblock logic in efficient lock as
just a spinlock with "usleep(magic());" resulting in exact right time
to sleep until the lock is released by the owner. Okay? ;-)


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