> This is a fairly big move, one I don't think any of the major Unices have
The other Unices are at least evenly split, or mostly preemptible.
Typically, a more complex strategy is used where spinlocks can sleep
after a few spins. This patch is very conservative in that regard,
it basically just uses the structure we already have, SMP spinlocks.
> The only reason the patch is not _huge_ is because the Linux
> kernel is already setup for concurrency of this nature -- it does SMP.
> I suggest you read
> and my previous threads on this issue, for more informaiton.
Hmm, how did you read those and come to such a different conclusion?
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