Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 13th Mar 2004 09:07 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with well known *BSD hacker Matthew Dillon over his latest project, DragonFly BSD (also known for his Linux kernel contributions, Amiga C compiler hacking back in the day and the Backplane distributed database). Matthew discusses DragonFly's status, goals, the overall BSD platform, innovation, and more. Update: Added one more question at the end of the Q&A.
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Re: Bloody good interview...
by Anonymous on Sat 13th Mar 2004 10:26 UTC

There is some stuff about it on the dragonfly website I can't see how they're really different to any other sort of mutual exclusion lock. Slightly different sementics perhaps. Result is you can't have more than one thread in a critical region at a time.

Hmm maybe I'm wrong. Further digging found this:

I wonder if he's going to try to use this model for as much high level stuff as possible?