Kernel Korner - Using RCU in the Linux 2.5 Kernel
RCU will become more important as CPU architecture continues to evolve. Nonetheless, other primitives always will be needed. It is quite likely that Rusty Russell's implementation of RCU (the call_rcu() and synchronize_kernel() primitives themselves) can be modified to be entirely free of locks, memory barriers and atomic instructions. This implementation might run faster than the current 2.5 kernel implementation.
Numerous people are looking at new uses of RCU in the VFS layer, VM code, filesystems and networking code. I look forward to continuing to learn about RCU and its uses and am grateful to the many people who have tried it out.
Paul E. McKenney has worked on SMP and NUMA algorithms for longer than he cares to admit. Prior to that, he worked on packet-radio and Internet protocols (but long before the Internet became popular). His hobbies include running and the usual house-wife-and-kids habit. This work represents the view of the author and does not necessarily represent the view of IBM.
Webinar: 8 Signs You’re Beyond Cron
On Demand NOW
Join Linux Journal and Pat Cameron, Director of Automation Technology at HelpSystems, as they discuss the eight primary advantages of moving beyond cron job scheduling. In this webinar, you’ll learn about integrating cron with an enterprise scheduler.View Now!
|New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality||May 27, 2015|
|Non-Linux FOSS: All the Bitcoin, None of the Bloat||May 26, 2015|
|Dr Hjkl on the Command Line||May 21, 2015|
|Initializing and Managing Services in Linux: Past, Present and Future||May 20, 2015|
|Goodbye, Pi. Hello, C.H.I.P.||May 18, 2015|
|Using Hiera with Puppet||May 14, 2015|
- New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality
- Initializing and Managing Services in Linux: Past, Present and Future
- Non-Linux FOSS: All the Bitcoin, None of the Bloat
- Dr Hjkl on the Command Line
- Using Hiera with Puppet
- Goodbye, Pi. Hello, C.H.I.P.
- Gartner Dubs DivvyCloud Cool Cloud Management Vendor
- It's Easier to Ask Forgiveness...
- Infinite BusyBox with systemd
- Urgent Kernel Patch for Ubuntu