Re: [PATCH v5 08/14] res_counter: return amount of charges afterres_counter_uncharge

From: David Rientjes
Date: Wed Oct 17 2012 - 19:23:14 EST

On Tue, 16 Oct 2012, Glauber Costa wrote:

> It is useful to know how many charges are still left after a call to
> res_counter_uncharge. While it is possible to issue a res_counter_read
> after uncharge, this can be racy.
> If we need, for instance, to take some action when the counters drop
> down to 0, only one of the callers should see it. This is the same
> semantics as the atomic variables in the kernel.
> Since the current return value is void, we don't need to worry about
> anything breaking due to this change: nobody relied on that, and only
> users appearing from now on will be checking this value.
> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Suleiman Souhlal <suleiman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
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