FUTEX2 System Call Updated To Work On ARM
André Almeida of Collabora has posted his third iteration of the refined / slimmed down FUTEX2 implementation that is just focused on supporting wait for multiple futexes. Originally FUTEX2 was also working on variable-sized futexes, NUMA-awareness, and other futex improvements while those extra features will come later with first trying to usher through the "futex_wait_multiple" behavior. This aims to help newer Windows games that rely on the "WaitForMultipleObjects" call for waiting on multiple locks at once.
With today's "v3" patches, the FUTEX2 patches are now working with ARM Linux kernel builds. There is also a fix from the prior version of the patches to remove the compatibility entry point.
These updated FUTEX2 patches can be found on the kernel mailing list. Here's to hoping this work will potentially be ready to land later this year with Linux 5.16...