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Date:   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:45:52 -0600 (CST)
From:   Christoph Lameter <>
To:     "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] mm: Rename SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU to

On Sun, 22 Jan 2017, Paul E. McKenney wrote:

> 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".

Well that does not convey the idea that RCU is involved here.



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