A study in reference counting / locking and synchronization techniques

Linux kernel design patterns – part 1 [LWN.net]

http://lwn.net/Articles/336224/

Overview of LInux kernel Reference Counting:

http://open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2007/n2167.pdf

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/6.828/2009/lec/l-mcs.html

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/X86_Assembly/Data_Transfer

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~junfeng/10sp-w4118/lectures/l11-synch-linux.pdf

Scalable locks in Sequent Symmetry:

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/6.828/2009/lec/l-mcs.html

http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/class/sp06/cs523/lectures/15/SharedMemory.pdf

SMP locking:

http://irl.cs.ucla.edu/~yingdi/web/paperreading/smp_locking.pdf

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