[tip: timers/core] Documentation: Remove bogus claim about del_timer_sync()

tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner posted 1 patch 1 week, 3 days ago
Documentation/kernel-hacking/locking.rst                    | 3 +--
Documentation/translations/it_IT/kernel-hacking/locking.rst | 4 +---
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
[tip: timers/core] Documentation: Remove bogus claim about del_timer_sync()
Posted by tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner 1 week, 3 days ago
The following commit has been merged into the timers/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     b0b0aa5d858d4d2fe39a5e4486e0550e858108f6
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/b0b0aa5d858d4d2fe39a5e4486e0550e858108f6
Author:        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
AuthorDate:    Wed, 23 Nov 2022 21:18:31 +01:00
Committer:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CommitterDate: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:09:10 +01:00

Documentation: Remove bogus claim about del_timer_sync()

del_timer_sync() does not return the number of times it tried to delete the
timer which rearms itself. It's clearly documented:

 The function returns whether it has deactivated a pending timer or not.

This part of the documentation is from 2003 where del_timer_sync() really
returned the number of deletion attempts for unknown reasons. The code
was rewritten in 2005, but the documentation was not updated.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Anna-Maria Behnsen <anna-maria@linutronix.de>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20221123201624.452282769@linutronix.de

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 Documentation/kernel-hacking/locking.rst                    | 3 +--
 Documentation/translations/it_IT/kernel-hacking/locking.rst | 4 +---
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-hacking/locking.rst b/Documentation/kernel-hacking/locking.rst
index 6805ae6..b26e4a3 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-hacking/locking.rst
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-hacking/locking.rst
@@ -1006,8 +1006,7 @@ Another common problem is deleting timers which restart themselves (by
 calling add_timer() at the end of their timer function).
 Because this is a fairly common case which is prone to races, you should
 use del_timer_sync() (``include/linux/timer.h``) to
-handle this case. It returns the number of times the timer had to be
-deleted before we finally stopped it from adding itself back in.
+handle this case.
 
 Locking Speed
 =============
diff --git a/Documentation/translations/it_IT/kernel-hacking/locking.rst b/Documentation/translations/it_IT/kernel-hacking/locking.rst
index 51af37f..eddfba8 100644
--- a/Documentation/translations/it_IT/kernel-hacking/locking.rst
+++ b/Documentation/translations/it_IT/kernel-hacking/locking.rst
@@ -1027,9 +1027,7 @@ Un altro problema è l'eliminazione dei temporizzatori che si riavviano
 da soli (chiamando add_timer() alla fine della loro esecuzione).
 Dato che questo è un problema abbastanza comune con una propensione
 alle corse critiche, dovreste usare del_timer_sync()
-(``include/linux/timer.h``) per gestire questo caso. Questa ritorna il
-numero di volte che il temporizzatore è stato interrotto prima che
-fosse in grado di fermarlo senza che si riavviasse.
+(``include/linux/timer.h``) per gestire questo caso.
 
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