Spinlocks

A spinlock is a very lightweight lock used for accessing things which must be synchronized, like caches. They don’t show up in the queryable wait indicators. When there is contention for them, you’ll see lots of runnable (waiting to run) processes. This is more likely to happen on x64 systems because the caches can get bigger.

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