[PATCH] spinlock spin with pause instruction

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Mar 11 13:04:00 GMT 2016

On Mar 11 11:28, Václav Haisman wrote:
> Hi.
> I have noticed that Cygwin's spinlock goes into heavy sleeping code
> for each spin. It seems it would be a good idea to actually try to
> spin a bit first. There is this 'pause' instruction which let's the
> CPU make such busy loops be less busy. Here is a patch to do this.



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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