While making a HUGE update to my CacheRepository project, I needed a way to have a dynamic number of semaphores that would lock on a specified cache key. The SemaphoreSlim is great, but I needed a wrapper around it that allowed me have one for each unique cache key being fetched.
The easiest solution was just to have a concurrent dictionary of string to semaphore, but at high load that would grow in size and I did not want to waste memory. Instead I created a class that does keep a dictionary of semaphores, but then removes them from the dictionary and stores them in a queue for reuse once there is nothing locking off on them.
Enough talking! Below is the code, and as always it comes with unit tests! :)