[PATCH 10/17] prmem: documentation

Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 23:10:30 UTC 2018

On 01/11/2018 00:57, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> On Oct 31, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org> wrote:

>> I _think_ the use-case for atomics is updating the reference counts of
>> objects that are in this write-rare domain. But I'm not entirely clear
>> on that myself either. I just really want to avoid duplicating that
>> stuff.
> Sounds nuts. Doing a rare-write is many hundreds of cycles at best. Using that for a reference count sounds wacky.
> Can we see a *real* use case before we over complicate the API?

Does patch #14 of this set not qualify? ima_htable.len ?



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