Re: SMP scalability: 8 -> 32 CPUs

Jason Riedy (
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 22:20:09 -0500

Oh well. And Malcolm Beattie writes:
- As a corroborating data-point, I count about 1400 locks listed
- in /usr/sys/kern/lockinfo.c for Digital UNIX 4.0D.

I suppose the question then becomes how they're implemented. It would
be nice to always specify a lock, then have another tool come through
the code and only use locks where necessary. A hairy problem, but...


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