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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/12] writeback: only allow one inflight and pending full flush
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On 09/28/2017 11:44 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Andrew Morton
> <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>>
>> test_and_set_bit()?
>
> If there aren't any atomicity concerns (either because of higher-level
> locking, or because racing and having two people set the bit is fine),
> it can be better to do them separately if the test_bit() is the common
> case and you can avoid dirtying a cacheline that way.
>
> But yeah, if that is the case, it might be worth documenting, because
> test_and_set_bit() is the more obviously appropriate "there can be
> only one" model.

It is documented though, but maybe not well enough...

I've actually had to document/explain it enough times now, that it
might be worth making a general construct. Though it has to be
used carefully, so perhaps it's better contained as separate use
cases.

--
Jens Axboe

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