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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Improve mutex documentation
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Hi, Matthew,

On 15.03.2018 14:58, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 01:56:31PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> My memory is weak and our documentation is awful. What does
>> mutex_lock_killable() actually do and how does it differ from
>> mutex_lock_interruptible()?
>
> From: Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@microsoft.com>
>
> Add kernel-doc for mutex_lock_killable() and mutex_lock_io(). Reword the
> kernel-doc for mutex_lock_interruptible().
>
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@microsoft.com>
>
> diff --git a/kernel/locking/mutex.c b/kernel/locking/mutex.c
> index 858a07590e39..2048359f33d2 100644
> --- a/kernel/locking/mutex.c
> +++ b/kernel/locking/mutex.c
> @@ -1082,15 +1082,16 @@ static noinline int __sched
> __mutex_lock_interruptible_slowpath(struct mutex *lock);
>
> /**
> - * mutex_lock_interruptible - acquire the mutex, interruptible
> - * @lock: the mutex to be acquired
> + * mutex_lock_interruptible() - Acquire the mutex, interruptible by signals.
> + * @lock: The mutex to be acquired.
> *
> - * Lock the mutex like mutex_lock(), and return 0 if the mutex has
> - * been acquired or sleep until the mutex becomes available. If a
> - * signal arrives while waiting for the lock then this function
> - * returns -EINTR.
> + * Lock the mutex like mutex_lock(). If a signal is delivered while the
> + * process is sleeping, this function will return without acquiring the
> + * mutex.
> *
> - * This function is similar to (but not equivalent to) down_interruptible().
> + * Context: Process context.
> + * Return: 0 if the lock was successfully acquired or %-EINTR if a
> + * signal arrived.
> */
> int __sched mutex_lock_interruptible(struct mutex *lock)
> {
> @@ -1104,6 +1105,18 @@ int __sched mutex_lock_interruptible(struct mutex *lock)
>
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(mutex_lock_interruptible);
>
> +/**
> + * mutex_lock_killable() - Acquire the mutex, interruptible by fatal signals.

Shouldn't we clarify that fatal signals are SIGKILL only?

> + * @lock: The mutex to be acquired.
> + *
> + * Lock the mutex like mutex_lock(). If a signal which will be fatal to
> + * the current process is delivered while the process is sleeping, this
> + * function will return without acquiring the mutex.
> + *
> + * Context: Process context.
> + * Return: 0 if the lock was successfully acquired or %-EINTR if a
> + * fatal signal arrived.
> + */
> int __sched mutex_lock_killable(struct mutex *lock)
> {
> might_sleep();
> @@ -1115,6 +1128,16 @@ int __sched mutex_lock_killable(struct mutex *lock)
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(mutex_lock_killable);
>
> +/**
> + * mutex_lock_io() - Acquire the mutex and mark the process as waiting for I/O
> + * @lock: The mutex to be acquired.
> + *
> + * Lock the mutex like mutex_lock(). While the task is waiting for this
> + * mutex, it will be accounted as being in the IO wait state by the
> + * scheduler.
> + *
> + * Context: Process context.
> + */
> void __sched mutex_lock_io(struct mutex *lock)
> {
> int token;
>

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