[PATCH 00/11] Introduce Simple atomic and non-atomic counters

Kees Cook keescook at chromium.org
Sat Sep 26 16:22:46 UTC 2020

On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 05:47:14PM -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> This patch series is a result of discussion at the refcount_t BOF
> the Linux Plumbers Conference. In this discussion, we identified
> a need for looking closely and investigating atomic_t usages in
> the kernel when it is used strictly as a counter without it
> controlling object lifetimes and state changes.

BTW, I realized the KSPP issue tracker hadn't broken this task out of
the refcount_t conversion issue[1] into a separate issue, so I've created
it now: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/106


[1] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/104

Kees Cook

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