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Old 07-24-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
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mutex equivalent in Linux

hi ,

Solaris has mutex_enter , mutex_exit for locking purpose.
what are equivalent functions in Linux device drivers?

PS: In solaris uses mutex_enter, mutex_exit can be used in device drivers with MUTEX_DRIVER flag while mutex initialization.

Old 07-24-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
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I suggest that you search around for "authoring Linux device drivers". O'Reilly has a really good book on the subject if you are interested. In fact, I think the name is "Authoring Linux Device Drivers".


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