What is a spinlock?
Posted Jan 30, 2003 22:51 UTC (Thu) by perlid
Parent article: Fast reader/writer locks
Btw, can anyone explain to me what a spinlock is?
I've done some multithreaded programming, so I know a bit about locks, but I don't know how a spinlock is constructed, and what the differences are between a spinlock and other locks.
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