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Re: Reference counting in netfs

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Reference counting in netfs
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 09:47:32 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 08:47:23PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> mutexes and spin locks behave identically.  The only significant
> difference is the respective performance costs of contention and
> blocking.

Mutexes maintain a queue of waiting threads.  I thought the goal of this
queue was to ensure that threads are served in their order of arrival?


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