Chapter 5. Further reading

  • Documentation/spinlocks.txt: Linus Torvalds' spinlocking tutorial in the kernel sources.

  • Unix Systems for Modern Architectures: Symmetric Multiprocessing and Caching for Kernel Programmers:

    Curt Schimmel's very good introduction to kernel level locking (not written for Linux, but nearly everything applies). The book is expensive, but really worth every penny to understand SMP locking. [ISBN: 0201633388]