Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>> Ok. Though I do not see the point of the FASTSEM/FASTSYNCH rename.
>>> FASTSEM is short, and we are not much interested in getting anything
>>> else than semaphores faster.
>> We aren't optimizing semaphores (at least not yet), we are optimizing
>> mutexes only. And if we ever optimize also semaphores, FASTSYNCH will
>> luckily still fit. :)
> The name was chosen because we plan to optimize semaphores as well, and
> because mutexes are simply a special kind of semaphores, so, by saying
> FASTSEM, we cover semaphores as well as mutexes.

That depends on how you define both - most semaphore definitions do not
include the ownership concept, thus are not a superclass of
(owner-tracking) mutexes we consider here.


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