Re: [RFC PATCH v2 3/5] futex: Throughput-optimized (TO) futexes

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 - 10:48:59 EST

On Thu, 22 Sep 2016, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Sep 2016, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Also what's the reason that we can't do probabilistic spinning for
> > FUTEX_WAIT and have to add yet another specialized variant of futexes?
> Where would this leave the respective FUTEX_WAKE? A nop? Probably have to
> differentiate the fact that the queue was empty, but there was a spinning,
> instead of straightforward returning 0.

Sorry, but I really can't parse this answer.

Can you folks please communicate with proper and coherent explanations
instead of throwing a few gnawed off bones in my direction?