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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH] percpu_ref: Fix comment regarding percpu_ref_init flags
On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 06:32:23AM -0800, Ira Weiny wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> > > > diff --git a/lib/percpu-refcount.c b/lib/percpu-refcount.c
> > > > index 4f6c6ebbbbde..48d7fcff70b6 100644
> > > > --- a/lib/percpu-refcount.c
> > > > +++ b/lib/percpu-refcount.c
> > > > @@ -50,9 +50,9 @@ static unsigned long __percpu *percpu_count_ptr(struct percpu_ref *ref)
> > > > * @flags: PERCPU_REF_INIT_* flags
> > > > * @gfp: allocation mask to use
> > > > *
> > > > - * Initializes @ref. If @flags is zero, @ref starts in percpu mode with a
> > > > - * refcount of 1; analagous to atomic_long_set(ref, 1). See the
> > > > - * definitions of PERCPU_REF_INIT_* flags for flag behaviors.
> > > > + * Initializes @ref. If @flags is zero or PERCPU_REF_ALLOW_REINIT, @ref starts
> > > > + * in percpu mode with a refcount of 1; analagous to atomic_long_set(ref, 1).
> > > > + * See the definitions of PERCPU_REF_INIT_* flags for flag behaviors.
> > >
> > > Yeah. Prior we had both PERCPU_REF_INIT_ATOMIC and PERCPU_REF_INIT_DEAD
> > > with the latter implying the former. So 0 meant percpu and the others
> > > meant atomic. With PERCPU_REF_ALLOW_REINIT, it's probably easier to
> > > understand by saying if neither PERCPU_REF_INIT_ATOMIC or
> > > PERCPU_REF_INIT_DEAD is set, it starts out in percpu mode which is
> > > mentioned in the comments where the flags are defined. It's not great
> > > having implied flags, but it's worked so far.
> > >
> > > Also, it's not quite analagous to atomic_long_set(ref, 1) as there is a
> > > bias to prevent prematurely hitting 0.
> > >
> > > I can take this and massage the wording a bit.
> >
> > Hello Ira! Hello Dennis!
> >
> > Yeah, I'd simple say that it starts in the percpu mode, except the case when
> > PERCPU_REF_INIT_ATOMIC is set, then (atomic mode, 1) and
> > PERCPU_REF_INIT_DEAD is set, then (atomic mode, 0).
> >
> > PERCPU_REF_ALLOW_REINIT actually doesn't affect the initial state.
> >
>
> Thanks for the clarification. Dennis let me know if you want me to resubmit
> the patch.
>
> Thanks!
> Ira
>

Sorry for the delay. I've applied it to for-5.7.

Thanks,
Dennis

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