Measuring Spin-Locks

Inspired by work of Thomas Friebel on Lock-Holder Preemption (article, slides) we did some experiments with the Windows Research Kernel:

Unfortunately, we could not boot the WRK with Xen. Therefore, the results of our initial experiments which are described in this post can not be compared directly to the work done by Thomas Friebel in the Linux/Xen environment.

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