Commit fd659fd6 authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by Al Viro
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fix f_count description in Documentation/filesystems/files.txt

Documentation/filesystems/files.txt was not updated when
f_count became an atomic_long_t.
atomic_long_inc_not_zero() is now used instead of atomic_inc_not_zero()
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent 1239f26c
......@@ -76,13 +76,13 @@ the fdtable structure -
5. Handling of the file structures is special. Since the look-up
of the fd (fget()/fget_light()) are lock-free, it is possible
that look-up may race with the last put() operation on the
file structure. This is avoided using atomic_inc_not_zero()
file structure. This is avoided using atomic_long_inc_not_zero()
on ->f_count :
file = fcheck_files(files, fd);
if (file) {
if (atomic_inc_not_zero(&file->f_count))
if (atomic_long_inc_not_zero(&file->f_count))
*fput_needed = 1;
/* Didn't get the reference, someone's freed */
......@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ the fdtable structure -
return file;
atomic_inc_not_zero() detects if refcounts is already zero or
atomic_long_inc_not_zero() detects if refcounts is already zero or
goes to zero during increment. If it does, we fail
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