during the 2.5 development effort that is optimized for read-mostly
situations. Although RCU is actually quite simple once you understand it,
getting there can sometimes be a challenge. Part of the problem is that
most of the past descriptions of RCU have been written with the mistaken
assumption that there is "one true way" to describe RCU. Instead,
the experience has been that different people must take different paths
to arrive at an understanding of RCU.