Re: ipc,sem: sysv semaphore scalability
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Mar 21 2013 - 18:01:34 EST
On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:50:05 -0400 Peter Hurley <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-03-21 at 14:10 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:55:30 -0400 Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > This series makes the sysv semaphore code more scalable,
> > > by reducing the time the semaphore lock is held, and making
> > > the locking more scalable for semaphore arrays with multiple
> > > semaphores.
> > >
> > > The first four patches were written by Davidlohr Buesso, and
> > > reduce the hold time of the semaphore lock.
> > >
> > > The last three patches change the sysv semaphore code locking
> > > to be more fine grained, providing a performance boost when
> > > multiple semaphores in a semaphore array are being manipulated
> > > simultaneously.
> > These patches conflict pretty badly with Peter's:
> On one point I'm a little confused: my series has been in linux-next for
> a while. On what tree is this series based?
It'll be based on mainline. People often forget to peek into
linux-next when preparing patches. In the great majority of cases
that's OK. Occasionally, we lose...
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