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Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:21:12 +0100
From: Peter Zijlstra <>
To: David Windsor <>
Cc: "Reshetova, Elena" <>,
	"" <>,
	Greg KH <>,
	Kees Cook <>,
	"" <>,
	Boqun Feng <>,
	Hans Liljestrand <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Conversion from atomic_t to refcount_t: summary of issues

On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 06:20:55PM -0500, David Windsor wrote:

> Then are we decided that overflow protection is going to be opt-in?

The wholesale rape of atomic_t as proposed earlier is not going to

That results in a terrible and inconsistent API, which will only lead to
more terrible code.

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