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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 7/7] kref: Implement using refcount_t

Could you please fix you mailer to not unwrap the emails?

On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 10:47:40AM +0000, Reshetova, Elena wrote:
> >Provide refcount_t, an atomic_t like primitive built just for
> >refcounting. It provides overflow and underflow checks as well as
> >saturation semantics such that when it overflows, we'll never attempt
> >to free it again, ever.
>
> >Peter do you have the changes to the refcount_t interface compare to
> >the version in this patch? We are now starting working on atomic_t
> >--> refcount_t conversions and it would save a bit of work to have
> >latest version from you that we can be based upon.
>
> Oh, and if we define refcount_t to be just atomic_t underneath, what
> about the other atomic_long_t, local_t and atomic64_t cases when it is
> used for recounting? I don't feel good just simply changing them to
> become atomic_t under refcount_t wrapper.....

Is there anybody using local_t ? That seems 'creative' and highly
questionable.

As for atomic_long_t there's very few, I'd leave them be for now, and I
couldn't find a single atomic64_t refcount user.

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