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Subject[PATCH 1/6] rhashtable: improve documentation for rhashtable_walk_peek()
The documentation for rhashtable_walk_peek() wrong.  It claims to
return the *next* entry, whereas it in fact returns the *previous*
entry.
However if no entries have yet been returned - or if the iterator
was reset due to a resize event, then rhashtable_walk_peek()
*does* return the next entry, but also advances the iterator.

I suspect that this interface should be discarded and the one user
should be changed to not require it. Possibly this patch should be
seen as a first step in that conversation.

This patch mostly corrects the documentation, but does make a
small code change so that the documentation can be correct without
listing too many special cases. I don't think the one user will
be affected by the code change.

Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.com>
---
lib/rhashtable.c | 17 +++++++++++++----
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lib/rhashtable.c b/lib/rhashtable.c
index 3825c30aaa36..24a57ca494cb 100644
--- a/lib/rhashtable.c
+++ b/lib/rhashtable.c
@@ -853,13 +853,17 @@ void *rhashtable_walk_next(struct rhashtable_iter *iter)
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(rhashtable_walk_next);

/**
- * rhashtable_walk_peek - Return the next object but don't advance the iterator
+ * rhashtable_walk_peek - Return the previously returned object without advancing the iterator
* @iter: Hash table iterator
*
- * Returns the next object or NULL when the end of the table is reached.
+ * Returns the last object returned, or NULL if no object has yet been returned.
+ * If the previously returned object has since been removed, then some other arbitrary
+ * object maybe returned, or possibly NULL will be returned. In that case, the
+ * iterator might be advanced.
*
* Returns -EAGAIN if resize event occurred. Note that the iterator
- * will rewind back to the beginning and you may continue to use it.
+ * will rewind back to the beginning and rhashtable_walk_next() should be
+ * used to get the next object.
*/
void *rhashtable_walk_peek(struct rhashtable_iter *iter)
{
@@ -880,7 +884,12 @@ void *rhashtable_walk_peek(struct rhashtable_iter *iter)
* the table hasn't changed.
*/
iter->skip--;
- }
+ } else
+ /* ->skip is only zero after rhashtable_walk_start()
+ * or when the iterator is reset. In this case there
+ * is no previous object to return.
+ */
+ return NULL;

return __rhashtable_walk_find_next(iter);
}

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