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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/3] x86,smp: proportional backoff for ticket spinlocks
On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Rik van Riel <> wrote:
> Subject: x86,smp: proportional backoff for ticket spinlocks
> Simple fixed value proportional backoff for ticket spinlocks.
> By pounding on the cacheline with the spin lock less often,
> bus traffic is reduced. In cases of a data structure with
> embedded spinlock, the lock holder has a better chance of
> making progress.
> Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <>

Looks fine to me other than the arbitrary-ness of 50

Reviewed-by: Michel Lespinasse <>

Michel "Walken" Lespinasse
A program is never fully debugged until the last user dies.

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