Browse Prior Art Database

Shared/exclusive fast synchronization method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019221D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Fast exclusive/shared lock mechanism is a mechanism to obtain a share or exclusive lock with about the same amount of overhead as a primitive spin lock. It is recommended for short duration locks such as locks to synchronize data structures in memory.