[Techtalk] Priority inheritance

Raven, corporate courtesan raven at oneeyedcrow.net
Fri Jan 18 15:53:03 EST 2002

Heya --

Quoth coldfire (Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 07:45:22PM -0500):
> spinlocks are semaphores that don't require a context switch when a
> process must wait on a lock.  spinlocks are especially usefull in
> multiprocessor systems.

	Okay -- I get the semaphore, but could you write a bit on what a
context switch is?
> if you want more details, let me know ... i didn't want to write a book
> here if no one wanted to hear it :)

	Hee.  Thanks.

"Root helps with a lot of things."

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