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SubjectRe: [PATCH 086/117] Staging: hv: storvsc: Leverage the spinlock to manage ref_cnt
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:47:14AM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> Now that we have a spin lock protecting access to the stor device pointer,
> use it manage the reference count as well.
>
> Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com>
> Signed-off-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/hv/hyperv_storage.h | 8 ++++----
> drivers/staging/hv/storvsc.c | 10 +++++-----
> 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/hv/hyperv_storage.h b/drivers/staging/hv/hyperv_storage.h
> index 53b65be..d946211 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/hv/hyperv_storage.h
> +++ b/drivers/staging/hv/hyperv_storage.h
> @@ -265,7 +265,7 @@ struct storvsc_device {
> struct hv_device *device;
>
> /* 0 indicates the device is being destroyed */
> - atomic_t ref_count;
> + int ref_count;

Is this really needed? Can't you rely on the reference count of the
hv_device itself?

greg k-h


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