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 Spinlocks as locking construct in SMP systems

"I am reading some SMP related constructs for locking shared critical data and I found spinlocks as an efficient SMP locking construct. Hence I though of writing this article so as to introduce spinlocks to beginners. Spinlocks can be used to lock critical data both in single processor systems as well as multiprocessor systems. However, they are available only when global config option CONFIG_SMP is set to Y. They are used as follows. "

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 17, 2004 )


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