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Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:41:09 +0100
From: Greg KH <>
To: Elena Reshetova <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 01/19] Since we need to change the implementation,
 stop exposing internals. Provide kref_read() to read the current reference
 count; typically used for debug messages.

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 08:55:53AM +0200, Elena Reshetova wrote:
> Kills two anti-patterns:
> 	atomic_read(&kref->refcount)
> 	kref->refcount.counter
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>

If you are going to send patches out, do it right, with a correct
subject, your signed-off-by: added, and the rest.  Otherwise it just
makes some of us cringe when we have to read these...

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