Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

[PROGRAMMING] Revocable locks

For hardcore programmers (and my own reference) only: Microsoft Research continues to occasionally remind me that they are the one really worthwhile part of the Borg. Very interesting article here, describing a concept of "revocable locks" as a relatively efficient way of providing non-blocking multi-threaded programming, especially for library-level methods where speed is critical. It also provides some useful insights into current research into multi-threading, for those of us who are 20 years out of school and not so hip to the techniques that are coming down the road...
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