Re: [PATCH 1/5] doc/memory-barriers: fix missed renaming: s/lock/acquire

From: SeongJae Park
Date: Thu Mar 10 2016 - 03:51:09 EST

On Thu, 10 Mar 2016, David Howells wrote:

SeongJae Park <sj38.park@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

- - Locking functions.
+ - Acquiring functions.

Actually, this should be 'locking' functions. If you look at the text:


The Linux kernel has a number of locking constructs:

(*) spin locks
(*) R/W spin locks
(*) mutexes
(*) semaphores
(*) R/W semaphores

It's specifically talking about locking functions that the kernel provides -
or are we calling the spin acquires and R/W spin acquires now? "Locking" is
the key that people referring to the document are going to use.

AFAIU, the next line of the quoted text says the section is talking about
variants on "ACQUIRE" operations and "RELEASE" operations for each locking
constructs. I thought the original change which changed the name of
section has made full consensus and I am just want to make the section
names in `Contents` section and its real section name. I will listen to
other's opinions more.

SeongJae Park