This chapter describes synchronization primitives in the Linux kernel.
Introduction to spinlocks - the first part of this chapter describes implementation of spinlock mechanism in the Linux kernel.
Queued spinlocks - the second part describes another type of spinlocks - queued spinlocks.
Semaphores - this part describes implementation of
semaphore synchronization primitive in the Linux kernel.
Mutual exclusion - this part describes -
mutex in the Linux kernel.
Reader/Writer semaphores - this part describes special type of semaphores -
Sequential locks - this part describes sequential locks in the Linux kernel.