[PATCH v2 0/2] watch_queue: Clean up some code

Siddh Raman Pant posted 2 patches 5 days, 15 hours ago
include/linux/watch_queue.h | 100 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
kernel/watch_queue.c        |  12 ++---
2 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
[PATCH v2 0/2] watch_queue: Clean up some code
Posted by Siddh Raman Pant 5 days, 15 hours ago
There is a dangling reference to pipe in a watch_queue after clearing it.
Thus, NULL that pointer while clearing.

This change renders wqueue->defunct superfluous, as the latter is only used
to check if watch_queue is cleared. With this change, the pipe is NULLed
while clearing, so we can just check if the pipe is NULL.

Extending comment for watch_queue->pipe in the definition of watch_queue
made the comment conventionally too long (it was already past 80 chars),
so I have changed the struct annotations to be kerneldoc-styled, so that
I can extend the comment mentioning that the pipe is NULL when watch_queue
is cleared. In the process, I have also hopefully improved documentation
by documenting things which weren't documented before.

Changes in v2:
- Merged the NULLing and removing defunct patches.
- Removed READ_ONCE barrier in lock_wqueue().
- Improved and fixed errors in struct docs.
- Better commit messages.

Siddh Raman Pant (2):
  include/linux/watch_queue: Improve documentation
  kernel/watch_queue: NULL the dangling *pipe, and use it for clear
    check

 include/linux/watch_queue.h | 100 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 kernel/watch_queue.c        |  12 ++---
 2 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)

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