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SubjectRe: Introduce atomic_dec_and_lock_irqsave()
On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 06:21:02PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 06:07:26PM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> > do you intend to kill refcount_dec_and_lock() in the longterm?
> You meant to say atomic_dec_and_lock() ? Dunno if we ever get there, but
> typically dec_and_lock is fairly refcounty, but I suppose it is possible
> to have !refcount users, in which case we're eternally stuck with it.

Yes, there are - consider e.g.

void iput(struct inode *inode)
if (!inode)
BUG_ON(inode->i_state & I_CLEAR);
if (atomic_dec_and_lock(&inode->i_count, &inode->i_lock)) {

inode->i_count sure as hell isn't refcount_t fodder...

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