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Last active August 29, 2015 14:20 — forked from jonhoo/

Distributed Read-Write Mutex in Go

The default Go implementation of sync.RWMutex does not scale well to multiple cores, as all readers contend on the same memory location when they all try to atomically increment it. This gist explores an n-way RWMutex, also known as a "big reader" lock, which gives each CPU core its own RWMutex. Readers take only a read lock local to their core, whereas writers must take all locks in order.