Bug 206115

Summary: locking/qspinlock: MCS paper URL inaccessible
Product: Process Management Reporter: Waiman Long (longman)
Component: OtherAssignee: process_other
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: low    
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Kernel Version: 5.4 Subsystem:
Regression: No Bisected commit-id:
Attachments: MCS lock paper

Description Waiman Long 2020-01-07 14:55:31 UTC
Created attachment 286663 [details]
MCS lock paper

The qspinlock.c file contains a URL (http://www.cise.ufl.edu/tr/DOC/REP-1992-71.pdf) pointing to a paper about the MCS lock. However, the lock is now no longer accessible and cause readers of the source file to question where the paper is.

Another URL of the MCS lock paper that is still accessible is at:


It is attached to this BZ just in case that it disappears in the future.