Commit 4bb6657d authored by Davidlohr Bueso's avatar Davidlohr Bueso Committed by Linus Torvalds

ipc,msg: document volatile r_msg

The need for volatile is not obvious, document it.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavidlohr Bueso <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarManfred Spraul <>
Cc: Aswin Chandramouleeswaran <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 3440a6bd
......@@ -42,9 +42,7 @@
#include <linux/uaccess.h>
#include "util.h"
* one msg_receiver structure for each sleeping receiver:
/* one msg_receiver structure for each sleeping receiver */
struct msg_receiver {
struct list_head r_list;
struct task_struct *r_tsk;
......@@ -53,6 +51,12 @@ struct msg_receiver {
long r_msgtype;
long r_maxsize;
* Mark r_msg volatile so that the compiler
* does not try to get smart and optimize
* it. We rely on this for the lockless
* receive algorithm.
struct msg_msg *volatile r_msg;
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