To Read: Books and Papers

I have a huge backlog of books to be read before this calender year ends. And I don’t think I can meet my expectations.

  1. Mahabharata – C Rajagopalachari.
  2. Great Indian Novel – Shashi Tharoor.
  3. The White Tiger – Arvind Adiga
  4. I am a Strange Loop – Douglas Hofstadter
  5. Tamil Pulp Fiction.
  6. Sacred Games – Vikram Chandra
  7. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini.
  8. Lord of the Rings. Part 2 and Part 3. – J R R Tolkien.

I own all the books except Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor. I did own it, then someone borrowed it and now I cannot recollect who. So, in case one of you readers has borrowed it, please ping me privately so that I know atleast who has the book 😉

The papers I want to finish reading include:

  1. Rethink the Sync – Nightingale, Veeraraghavan, Chen, Flinn
  2. Hazard Pointers: Safe Memory Reclamation for
    Lock-Free Objects – Maged M Michael.
  3. Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store – Giuseppe DeCandia, Deniz Hastorun, Madan Jampani, Gunavardhan Kakulapati, Avinash Lakshman, Alex Pilchin, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Peter Vosshall and Werner Vogels.
  4. Flexible Decoupled Transactional Memory Support – Arrvindh Shriraman, Sandhya Dwarkadas, Michael L. Scott.

1 and 3 were suggested by Comp. 2 to understand how the approach differs from RCU’s delayed reclamation. 4 because it’s on Transactional Memory 🙂

Currently Reading “India after Gandhi” by Ramachandra Guha and “Brewer’s Conjucture and the Feasibility of Consistent, Available, Partition-tolerant Web Services” – Seth Gilbert and Nancy Lynch.


About gautshen

A jack of many trades of which , Linux Kernel Programming puts food on the table. Also pursuing his PhD in the area Theoretical Computer Science at the Chennai Mathematical Institute. Is an avid reader interested in the Hindu traditions and philosophy. Loves Bicycling and Good Music. Name is Ranjal Gautham Shenoy.
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