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| * A number of [https://lwn.net LWN] articles, including:
* [http://lwn.net/Articles/262464/ What is RCU, Fundamentally?]
* [http://lwn.net/Articles/263130/ What is RCU's Usage?]
* [http://lwn.net/Articles/418853/ The RCU API, 2010 Edition.]
* [http://lwn.net/Articles/202847/ Sleepable RCU.]
* [http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2011.159 User-Level Implementations of Read-Copy Update] (freely available [http://www.rdrop.com/users/paulmck/RCU/urcu-main-accepted.2011.08.30a.pdf pre-publication version]). See also the freely available [http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/dl/trans/td/2012/02/extras/ttd2012020375s.pdf supplementary information].
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read-copy-update The wikipedia article].
| * A number of [[https://lwn.net|LWN]] articles, including:
* [[http://lwn.net/Articles/262464/|What is RCU, Fundamentally?]]
* [[http://lwn.net/Articles/263130/|What is RCU's Usage?]]
* [[http://lwn.net/Articles/418853/|The RCU API, 2010 Edition.]]
* [[http://lwn.net/Articles/202847/|Sleepable RCU.]]
* [[http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2011.159|User-Level Implementations of Read-Copy Update]] (freely available [[http://www.rdrop.com/users/paulmck/RCU/urcu-main-accepted.2011.08.30a.pdf|pre-publication version]]). See also the freely available [[http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/dl/trans/td/2012/02/extras/ttd2012020375s.pdf|supplementary information]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read-copy-update|The wikipedia article]].
Read-Copy Update (RCU)
RCU is a synchronization mechanism that is used in the Linux kernel to replace some uses of reader-writer locking and reference counting. The concepts behind RCU are quite simple: At its core, RCU is just a way of waiting for things to get done. However, effective use of RCU does require that you think about concurrency in a different way. RCU is only recently being added to university coursework, but fortunately there is quite a bit of documentation available:
- Documentation/RCU in the Linux-kernel source tree.
A number of LWN articles, including:
For additional documentation on RCU, see Documentation/RCU/RTFP.txt in your friendly Linux-kernel source tree.