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Date:	Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:58:21 -0700
From:	Jens Axboe <>
To:	Monam Agarwal <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: Use RCU_INIT_POINTER(x, NULL) in blk-ioc.c

On 2014-03-22 13:29, Monam Agarwal wrote:
> This patch replaces rcu_assign_pointer(x, NULL) with RCU_INIT_POINTER(x, NULL)
> The rcu_assign_pointer() ensures that the initialization of a structure
> is carried out before storing a pointer to that structure.
> And in the case of the NULL pointer, there is no structure to initialize.
> So, rcu_assign_pointer(p, NULL) can be safely converted to RCU_INIT_POINTER(p, NULL)

What's the point of further complicating the API for cases where we 
don't even really care about performance?

Jens Axboe

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