RE: [RFC][PATCH 2/7] kref: Add kref_read()

From: Reshetova, Elena
Date: Thu Nov 17 2016 - 13:02:51 EST

> Even if we now find all occurrences of atomic_t used as refcounter
> (which we cannot actually guarantee in any case unless someone
> manually reads every line) and convert it to refcount_t, we still have
> atomic_t type present and new usage of it as refount will crawl in. It
> is just a matter of time IMO.

>Improve tooling. The patterns shouldn't be _that_ hard to find. Once the tools are good, new code isn't a problem either.

Moreover, thinking of out of tree drivers: you think they would always do checkpatch or run some of our tools for security checks?