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Linux 2.6.38 eliminates last main global lock, improving performance

Jan 19, 2011, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to SMK for this link. ]

"From the 'Unlocking Linux' files:

"The first release candidate for the upcoming Linux 2.6.38 kernel is now out and it could further improve Linux performance.

"With 2.6.37, the Big Kernel Lock (BKL) was removed, but apparently there is at least one more big global lock that needed to come out. In 2.6.38 there is a new RCU (Read/Copy/Update)-based path name looku"

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