Unformatted text preview: waiting process to sleep while it is waiting for the lock (using a blocking lock). Contrary to what we implied in class, there are cases in which spinlocks would be more efficient than blocking locks. Give a circumstance in which this is true and explain why a spinlock is more efficient....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course CS 162 taught by Professor Kubiatowicz during the Spring '02 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '02
- Operating Systems