Re: [PATCH v3 0/4] MCS Lock: MCS lock code cleanup and optimizations

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Nov 06 2013 - 16:44:03 EST

On 11/06/2013 01:36 PM, Tim Chen wrote:
> In this patch series, we separated out the MCS lock code which was
> previously embedded in the mutex.c. This allows for easier reuse of
> MCS lock in other places like rwsem and qrwlock. We also did some micro
> optimizations and barrier cleanup.
> This patches were previously part of the rwsem optimization patch series
> but now we spearate them out.
> Tim Chen

Perhaps I'm missing something here, but what is MCS lock and what is the


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