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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 5/6] MCS Lock: Restructure the MCS lock defines and locking code into its own file
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On Thu, 2013-09-26 at 10:40 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 08:46:29AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > +/*
> > > + * MCS lock defines
> > > + *
> > > + * This file contains the main data structure and API definitions of MCS lock.
> >
> > A (very) short blurb about what an MCS lock is would be nice here.
>
> A while back I suggested including a link to something like:
>
> http://www.cise.ufl.edu/tr/DOC/REP-1992-71.pdf
>
> Its a fairly concise write-up of the idea; only 6 pages. The sad part
> about linking to the web is that links tend to go dead after a while.

Link rot is a problem. If I provide a few details about MCS lock I
think people should be able to google for it.

Tim





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