Rendezvous (Plan 9)
The rendezvous call takes a tag and a value as its arguments. The tag is typically an address in memory shared by both processes. Calling rendezvous causes a process to sleep until a second rendezvous call with a matching tag occurs. Then, the values are exchanged and both processes are awakened.
More complex synchronization mechanisms can be created from this primitive operation. See also mutual exclusion.
- Process Sleep and Wakeup on a Shared-memory Multiprocessor by Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, Ken Thompson and Gerard Holzmann.
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