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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 05/11] drivers/acpi: convert seqno counter_atomic
On 9/24/20 5:13 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 3:44 AM Shuah Khan <> wrote:
>> counter_atomic is introduced to be used when a variable is used as
>> a simple counter and doesn't guard object lifetimes. This clearly
>> differentiates atomic_t usages that guard object lifetimes.
>> counter_atomic variables will wrap around to 0 when it overflows and
>> should not be used to guard resource lifetimes, device usage and
>> open counts that control state changes, and pm states.
>> seqno is a sequence number counter for logging. This counter gets
>> incremented. Unsure if there is a chance of this overflowing. It
>> doesn't look like overflowing causes any problems since it is used
>> to tag the log messages and nothing more.
>> Convert it to use counter_atomic.
>> This conversion doesn't change the oveflow wrap around behavior.

I see typo here. Will fix it.

>> Signed-off-by: Shuah Khan <>
> Both this change and the next patch are fine by me.

Thanks Rafael. Okay to add your Acked-by?

-- Shuah

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