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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/17] prmem: documentation

On 24/10/18 06:48, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> Hi,
> On 10/23/18 2:34 PM, Igor Stoppa wrote:


>> +- The present document doesn't address such transient.
> transience.



>> + are attempted after the write protection is in place, will cause
> no comma.



>> + - Its usefulness depends on the specific use case at hand
> end above sentence with a period, please, like all of the others above it.


>> + - The "START_WR" mode is the only one which provides immediate protection, at the cost of speed.
> Please try to keep the line above and a few below to < 80 characters in length.
> (because some of us read rst files as text files, with a text editor, and line
> wrap is ugly)

ok, I still have to master .rst :-(


>> +- The users of rare write must take care of ensuring the atomicity of the
> s/rare write/write rare/ ?


>> + action, respect to the way they use the data being altered; for example,
> This .. "respect to the way" is awkward, but I don't know what to
> change it to.
>> + take a lock before making a copy of the value to modify (if it's
>> + relevant), then alter it, issue the call to rare write and finally
>> + release the lock. Some special scenario might be exempt from the need
>> + for locking, but in general rare-write must be treated as an operation
> It seemed to me that "write-rare" (or write rare) was the going name, but now
> it's being called "rare write" (or rare-write). Just be consistent, please.

write-rare it is, because it can be shortened as wr_xxx

rare_write becomes rw_xxx

which wrongly hints at read/write, which it definitely is not

>> + tlb entries. It still does a better job of it, compared to invoking


>> + vmalloc for each allocation, but it is undeniably less optimized wrt to
> s/wrt/with respect to/


> Thanks for the documentation.

thanks for the review :-)


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