24-28 August 2020
US/Pacific timezone

BoF: refcount_t conversions

28 Aug 2020, 08:00
45m
BOF1/Virtual-Room (LPC 2020)

BOF1/Virtual-Room

LPC 2020

150

Speaker

Kees Cook (Google)

Description

Many reference counters in the kernel are still atomic_t. There are Coccinelle scripts to find these, there are older patches sent to the list that were ignored, and new instances have been added. Let's try to get this work finished up.
https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/104

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