Giant lock gone? (was: Re: ...focus, longevity, and lifecycle)

Mark Linimon linimon at
Thu Jan 19 12:06:01 UTC 2012

(sorry to reply to Doug but not Dieter, but I have already deleted the
prior email)

> On 01/18/2012 16:58, Dieter BSD wrote:
> So you are saying that the Giant lock was completely removed in 7.0?

It was completely removed from the network stack.  That was the missing
qualifier in his sentence.

So, to a first approximation, it had been removed from all the places
that were true performance-killers.


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