kus.bank at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 15:21:36 EST 2009
Is this guaranteed to complete in a finite number of steps. Asking
because am evaluating if I can implement ticket locking using this.
On a 16 virtual core system if all 16 vcores simultaneously had
threads invoke this operation ..
<a> are all vcores guaranteed to block context switching to any other
threads on their runqueues until this operation completes
<b> is there fair arbitration between cores. The pathological case
being vcore 2 gets to increment then gets to do it again while other
vcores wait trying to do so.
I understand this would depend upon the hw instructions used but am
curious if any fair expectation can be made out of this API.
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