Funnel (Concurrent Computing)

Funnel (Concurrent Computing)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Computer Science, a funnel is a synchronization primitive used in kernel development to protect system resources. First used on Digital UNIX as a way to "funnel" device driver execution onto a single processor, funnels are now used in the Mac OS X kernel to serialize access to the BSD portion of xnu. A funnel is a mutex that prevents more than one thread from accessing certain kernel resources at the same time. Each thread acquires a funnel when it enters a synchronized portion of the kernel, and releases it when it leaves.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Patho Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136274841
  • 9786136274843