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From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
To: David Newall <davidn@davidnewall.com>
Cc: WANG Cong <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kyle McMartin <kyle@parisc-linux.org>
Subject: Re: Accessor macros vs reference counting
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 07:56:23 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080223145623.GK16995@parisc-linux.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47C0159E.5020806@davidnewall.com>

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 11:16:22PM +1030, David Newall wrote:
> Is get_personality() thought to be better than current->personality?  To
> me, the latter seems more meaningful, and I'd rather see it than the former.

I suppose it's possible we might want to move 'personality' out of
'current' one day, and having an accessor macro makes it easier to do
that.  I agree it doesn't seem like a big win though.

-- 
Intel are signing my paycheques ... these opinions are still mine
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours.  We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-23 14:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-23  8:14 [PATCH 00/16] (Resend) Use get_personality() WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14 ` [PATCH 01/16] Make the macro get_personality function-like WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14   ` [PATCH 02/16] mm: use get_personality() WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14     ` [PATCH 03/16] fs: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14       ` [PATCH 04/16] powerpc: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14         ` [PATCH 05/16] parisc: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14           ` [PATCH 06/16] sparc(64): " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14             ` [PATCH 07/16] arm: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14               ` [PATCH 08/16] x86: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                 ` [PATCH 09/16] um: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                   ` [PATCH 10/16] s390: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                     ` [PATCH 11/16] mips: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                       ` [PATCH 12/16] ia64: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                         ` [PATCH 13/16] alpha: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                           ` [PATCH 14/16] frv: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                             ` [PATCH 15/16] mn10300: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                               ` [PATCH 16/16] kernel: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23 12:03                             ` [PATCH 15/16] mn10300: " David Howells
2008-02-23 12:02                           ` [PATCH 14/16] frv: " David Howells
2008-02-23 10:08                 ` [PATCH 08/16] x86: " Ingo Molnar
2008-02-23 10:19                   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-23 10:39                     ` WANG Cong
2008-02-23  9:06           ` Accessor macros vs reference counting Matthew Wilcox
2008-02-23 12:46             ` David Newall
2008-02-23 14:56               ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2008-02-23  8:58   ` [PATCH 01/16] Make the macro get_personality function-like Bryan Wu
2008-02-23  8:51 ` [PATCH 00/16] (Resend) Use get_personality() Alexey Dobriyan
2008-02-23  8:59   ` WANG Cong
2008-02-23  9:27     ` Alexey Dobriyan
2008-02-23  9:56       ` WANG Cong
2008-02-23 18:37       ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-23 19:16         ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-24  4:03           ` WANG Cong
2008-02-25  2:14           ` [PATCH] Remove the macro get_personality WANG Cong
2008-02-23 12:02 ` [PATCH 01/16] Make the macro get_personality function-like David Howells

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