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Re: [PATCH 03/11] include: add lock-less reference counting primitives


From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/11] include: add lock-less reference counting primitives
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 09:44:21 +0200
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At Mon, 12 May 2014 12:05:41 +0200,
Justus Winter wrote:
> +/* Decrement REF.  Return the result of the operation.  This function
> +   uses atomic operations.  It is not required to serialize calls to
> +   this function.  */
> +static inline unsigned int
> +refcount_deref (refcount_t *ref)
> +{
> +  return __atomic_sub_fetch (ref, 1, __ATOMIC_RELAXED);
> +}

How about adding assert(*ref >= 0)?

:) Neal



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