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SubjectRe: [PATCH] locking/refcount: add sparse annotations to dec-and-lock functions
On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 09:29:22AM -0600, Eric Biggers wrote:
> From: Eric Biggers <>
> Wrap refcount_dec_and_lock() and refcount_dec_and_lock_irqsave() with
> macros using __cond_lock() so that 'sparse' doesn't report warnings
> about unbalanced locking when using them.
> This is the same thing that's done for their atomic_t equivalents.
> Don't annotate refcount_dec_and_mutex_lock(), because mutexes don't
> currently have sparse annotations.

I so f'ing hate that __cond_lock() crap. Previously I've suggested
fixing sparse instead of making such an atrocious trainwreck of the

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