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A New Method for Lock Waiting in Mutual-Exclusions
Koichiro ISHIHARA Kazuyoshi NEGISHI Tetsuhiko FUJII
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 1994/05/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Computer Networks
lock, synchronization, spin, suspend, tightly coupled multiprocessor,
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This paper proposes a new strategy for reducing contention for a critical section in a multiprocessor system and shows that the strategy can improve CPU utilization by several percent. Using simulation and queueing theory, it also discusses when the strategy is superior to conventional ones.