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Date:   Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:46:57 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
To:     Christoph Lameter <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] mm: Rename SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU to

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 06:00:24PM -0600, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2017, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > Actually, slab is using RCU to provide type safety to those slab users
> > who request it.
> Typesafety is a side effect. The main idea here is that the object can
> still be accessed in RCU sections after another processor frees the
> object. We guarantee that the object is not freed but it may be reused
> for another object within the RCU period.
> Can we have a name that expresses all of that properly?

But of course!!!  "Type safety".

							Thanx, Paul

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