[lug] spinlock man pages
aaron.crane at pobox.com
Mon Sep 4 11:44:47 MDT 2000
"D. Stimits" <stimits at idcomm.com> writes:
> I'm trying to find out if there are any official man pages relating to
> the spinlock functions of <asm/spinlock.h>.
The functions in that file are kernel-specific -- you should only be using
them if you're writing kernel code. In general, that applies to anything in
<asm/*.h> or <linux/*.h>.
> Can anyone tell me if there is any kind of pthread equivalent for the
> linux spinlock functions?
You should be able to just include <pthread.h> and link with -lpthread to
use the POSIX pthread functions. The only thing I'd mention is that Linux
doesn't quite implement POSIX signal semantics for threads.
Aaron Crane <aaron.crane at pobox.com> <URL:http://pobox.com/~aaronc/>
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