Definition of RCU needed
Posted Oct 14, 2006 14:45 UTC (Sat) by kevinbsmith
In reply to: Definition of RCU needed
Parent article: Sleepable RCU
"Does 'Read Copy Update' mean something to you?"
Yes. I have heard the term before, but didn't immediately think of it when I saw RCU. I had the same reaction as the parent poster ("What the #$#$ is RCU?". If the article had started "Classic RCU (Read-Copy-Update) requires that..." I would not have had that reaction.
LWN is usually excellent about this. It's one of the few places where release announcements for software packages regularly include a brief summary of what the FooBar package actually does. That's one reason this RCU case really jumped out.
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