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Reducing Lock Overhead

Lock overhead is the time spent in creating, destroying, acquiring, and releasing locks. Lock overhead does not include the time spent waiting for a lock held by another task - that is called lock contention. You can think of lock overhead as the cost of the lock operations themselves assuming the lock is always available.


Data collected by running Intel® Advisor tools is stored in a result. When you run one of its tools, the Intel® Advisor executes a target, identifies issues that may need handling, collects the results and shows it in the Results subdirectory in the Solution Explorer in Microsoft Visual Studio* or in the Project Navigator in the Intel AdvisorStandalone GUI.

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