kernel spinlocks; when to use; when appropriate?

From: Lars Unin (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 10:43:59 EST

   When is is appropriate to use spinlocks in the kernel,
how are they implemented (e.g. syntax, function names) and
can anyone think of a good area of the kernel for me to look
at, that uses them?

Thanks again for any help.

Thanks double-ly if you give code examples... :-)

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