> 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?
May I humbly suggest a look at Linux Device Drivers, Second Edition? It
goes over locking primitives in a fair amount of detail, and includes
examples of their use. Available freely online at:
or in your favorite bookstore.
Executive editor, LWN.net
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