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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2017 03:21:04 -0700
From:   "tip-bot for Paul E. McKenney" <tipbot@...or.com>
To:     linux-tip-commits@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     tglx@...utronix.de, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, mingo@...nel.org,
        torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, peterz@...radead.org,
        will.deacon@....com, hpa@...or.com, mark.rutland@....com,
        paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
Subject: [tip:locking/core] locking/atomics, doc/filesystems: Convert
 ACCESS_ONCE() references

Commit-ID:  3587679d93d0b0e4c31e5a2ad1dffdfcb77e8526
Gitweb:     https://git.kernel.org/tip/3587679d93d0b0e4c31e5a2ad1dffdfcb77e8526
Author:     Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
AuthorDate: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:07:24 -0700
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
CommitDate: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:01:05 +0200

locking/atomics, doc/filesystems: Convert ACCESS_ONCE() references

For several reasons, it is desirable to use {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() in
preference to ACCESS_ONCE(), and new code is expected to use one of the
former. So far, there's been no reason to change most existing uses of
ACCESS_ONCE(), as these aren't currently harmful.

However, for some features it is necessary to instrument reads and
writes separately, which is not possible with ACCESS_ONCE(). This
distinction is critical to correct operation.

It's possible to transform the bulk of kernel code using the Coccinelle
script below. However, this doesn't handle documentation, leaving
references to ACCESS_ONCE() instances which have been removed. As a
preparatory step, this patch converts the filesystems documentation to
use {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() consistently.

----
virtual patch

@ depends on patch @
expression E1, E2;
@@

- ACCESS_ONCE(E1) = E2
+ WRITE_ONCE(E1, E2)

@ depends on patch @
expression E;
@@

- ACCESS_ONCE(E)
+ READ_ONCE(E)
----

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>
Acked-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc: davem@...emloft.net
Cc: linux-arch@...r.kernel.org
Cc: mpe@...erman.id.au
Cc: shuah@...nel.org
Cc: snitzer@...hat.com
Cc: thor.thayer@...ux.intel.com
Cc: tj@...nel.org
Cc: viro@...iv.linux.org.uk
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1508792849-3115-14-git-send-email-paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
---
 Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.md | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.md b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.md
index 1b39e08..1933ef7 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.md
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.md
@@ -826,9 +826,9 @@ If the filesystem may need to revalidate dcache entries, then
 *is* passed the dentry but does not have access to the `inode` or the
 `seq` number from the `nameidata`, so it needs to be extra careful
 when accessing fields in the dentry.  This "extra care" typically
-involves using `ACCESS_ONCE()` or the newer [`READ_ONCE()`] to access
-fields, and verifying the result is not NULL before using it.  This
-pattern can be see in `nfs_lookup_revalidate()`.
+involves using [`READ_ONCE()`] to access fields, and verifying the
+result is not NULL before using it.  This pattern can be seen in
+`nfs_lookup_revalidate()`.
 
 A pair of patterns
 ------------------

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