Re: "movb" for spin-unlock

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 09:49:13 EST

> > A small piece of code that occurs extremely often in the kernel just
> > got more than 20 times faster. Apparently it shows up in application
> > benchmarks.
> Can we expect an backport to the 2.2.x kernels?

Not until we have good data from 2.3.x. Its an improvement not a bug fix
and its a core code improvement that is only for speed. That makes it a low
priority thing


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