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Date:   Tue, 13 Dec 2022 19:21:14 +0100
From:   Paolo Abeni <>
To:     Eric Biggers <>
        Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <>,
        Al Viro <>,
        Davidlohr Bueso <>,
        Jason Baron <>,,
        Carlos Maiolino <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] epoll: use refcount to reduce ep_mutex contention


On Mon, 2022-12-12 at 22:01 -0800, Eric Biggers wrote:
> I am trying to understand whether this patch is correct.
> One thing that would help would be to use more standard naming:
> 	ep_put => ep_refcount_dec_and_test (or ep_put_and_test)
> 	ep_dispose => ep_free
> 	ep_free => ep_clear_and_put

Thank you for the feedback. 

I must admit I'm not good at all at selecting good names, so I
definitelly will apply the above. I additionally still have to cover
the feedback from Jacob - switching the reference count to a kref - as
I've been diverted to other tasks.

I hope to be able to share a new revision of this patch next week.



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