Re: [PATCH] fs: Safe rcu access to hlist.

From: Al Viro
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 - 16:28:57 EST

On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 03:02:10PM -0500, Tim Hansen wrote:
> Adds hlist_first_rcu and hlist_next_rcu for safe access
> to the hlist in seq_hlist_next_rcu.
> Found on linux-next branch, tag next-20171117 with sparse.

Frankly, I'm tempted to take sparse RCU annotations out for good -
they are far too noisy and I'm not sure sparse is suitable for the
analysis needed to prove safety of that stuff, so unless you (or
somebody else) figures out how to use them in a reasonably clean
way, we'd probably be better off just dropping them.