An alternative spin lock mechanism

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A spin lock is a kernel synchronization primitive. In the 2003 Driver Development Conference held in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft introduced a new implementation of the traditional Spin Lock. This one is able to sustain a greater pressure than an ordinary spin lock.

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