[zeromq-dev] Does the zeromq support the spin_lock internally?

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Thu Mar 15 00:52:59 CET 2012

On 14 March 2012 17:18, Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at vyatta.com> wrote:

> At least on linux there is is pthread_spin_lock()

Linux = pthread_spin_lock()
OS X = OSSpinLock()
Win32 = Win32 atomics DIY
GCC = GCC atomics DIY
*BSD, Solaris = BSD atomics DIY

Alternative for systems with unaligned support = ticket based spin locks,
fastest implementation to date.

You can find all these in OpenPGM, I looked around a bit.  Also have RW
spinlocks.  Note some implementations are not hyper-thread safe or SMP
aware.  I went a bit extreme and detect available cores at runtime so that
I also support thread affinity - lock the process to one core and the
spinlocks wont burn time.



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