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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:37:23 +0100
From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
To: Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>
Cc: Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Android Kernel Team <kernel-team@...roid.com>,
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
	"Reshetova, Elena" <elena.reshetova@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Convert struct pid count to refcount_t

On 03/28, Joel Fernandes wrote:
>
> Also Oleg, why not just call refcount_dec_and_test like below?

Of course we can, this is just optimization to avoid the atomic op if possible.

Does this optimization really help? I have no idea ;)

But as you can see, it surely helps to provoke the interesting discussions!

Oleg.

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