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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 16/20] iocost: Use sequence counter with associated spinlock
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 07:44:48AM +0200, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> A sequence counter write side critical section must be protected by some
> form of locking to serialize writers. A plain seqcount_t does not
> contain the information of which lock must be held when entering a write
> side critical section.
> Use the new seqcount_spinlock_t data type, which allows to associate a
> spinlock with the sequence counter. This enables lockdep to verify that
> the spinlock used for writer serialization is held when the write side
> critical section is entered.
> If lockdep is disabled this lock association is compiled out and has
> neither storage size nor runtime overhead.
> Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <>

Reviewed-by: Daniel Wagner <>

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