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Author pitrou
Recipients brian.curtin, kristjan.jonsson, loewis, pitrou, python-dev, sbt, tim.golden
Date 2012-04-23.20:21:27
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> Is a 60% performance increase for the common case of acquiring an
> uncontested lock worth doing?

Yes, I agree it is. However, the Vista-specific path seems uninteresting, if it's really 2% faster.

> our console profilers were alarmed at all the kernel transitions caused 
> by the GIL being ticked....

That's the old GIL. The new GIL uses a fixed timeout with a condition variable.
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