"Ulrich Drepper" tag

A Few Things You Should Know About Futexes

This article aims to provide a clear and concise discussion about the basics of futexes, and how they could be used to implement user-space synchronisation mechanisms on Linux. So what are futexes? They…

Concept of transactional memory

CodeSport (January 2011)

Welcome to this month’s CodeSport, in which we discuss the concept of transactional memory, with a focus on software transactional memory. In last month’s column, we featured a bunch of questions on operating…

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