Summary of Windows Synchronization Primitives

Microsoft Windows supports numerous synchronization primitives, each of which has unique characteristics. In any situation, the best primitive to use depends on the operations that require synchronization.

This paper summarizes the synchronization primitives available to kernel-mode drivers for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

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  • Threaded DPC primitives
  • Summary of Windows Synchronization Primitives
  • Windows Kernel-Mode Synchronization Primitives
  • Resources

Locks, Deadlocks, and Synchronization

Synchronization Techniques

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