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Date:   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 05:53:52 +0200
From:   Lukas Bulwahn <>
To:     Alexander Viro <>,
        Jens Axboe <>
Cc:     Elena Reshetova <>,
        Krystian Radlak <>,,,,
        Lukas Bulwahn <>
Subject: [PATCH RESEND] fs: drop unused fput_atomic definition

commit d7065da03822 ("get rid of the magic around f_count in aio") added
fput_atomic to include/linux/fs.h, motivated by its use in __aio_put_req()
in fs/aio.c.

Later, commit 3ffa3c0e3f6e ("aio: now fput() is OK from interrupt context;
get rid of manual delayed __fput()") removed the only use of fput_atomic
in __aio_put_req(), but did not remove the since then unused fput_atomic
definition in include/linux/fs.h.

We curate this now and finally remove the unused definition.

This issue was identified during a code review due to a coccinelle warning
from the atomic_as_refcounter.cocci rule pointing to the use of atomic_t
in fput_atomic.

Suggested-by: Krystian Radlak <>
Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <>
  - sent on 2018-01-12, got no response

v1 resend:
  - rebased to v5.1-rc4

  - added Jens to recipient list as he touched the place lately closeby
    in commit 091141a42e15 ("fs: add fget_many() and fput_many()")

  - compile-tested with defconfig on v5.1-rc4 and next-20190410

 include/linux/fs.h | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index dd28e7679089..79b2f43b945d 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -969,7 +969,6 @@ static inline struct file *get_file(struct file *f)
 #define get_file_rcu_many(x, cnt)	\
 	atomic_long_add_unless(&(x)->f_count, (cnt), 0)
 #define get_file_rcu(x) get_file_rcu_many((x), 1)
-#define fput_atomic(x)	atomic_long_add_unless(&(x)->f_count, -1, 1)
 #define file_count(x)	atomic_long_read(&(x)->f_count)
 #define	MAX_NON_LFS	((1UL<<31) - 1)

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