[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] rculist.h: Add list_tail_rcu()

madhuparnabhowmik04 at gmail.com madhuparnabhowmik04 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 07:50:43 UTC 2019


From: Madhuparna Bhowmik <madhuparnabhowmik04 at gmail.com>

This patch adds the macro list_tail_rcu() and document it.

Signed-off-by: Madhuparna Bhowmik <madhuparnabhowmik04 at gmail.com>
---
 include/linux/rculist.h | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/rculist.h b/include/linux/rculist.h
index 4b7ae1bf50b3..9f21efa525ab 100644
--- a/include/linux/rculist.h
+++ b/include/linux/rculist.h
@@ -40,6 +40,16 @@ static inline void INIT_LIST_HEAD_RCU(struct list_head *list)
  */
 #define list_next_rcu(list)	(*((struct list_head __rcu **)(&(list)->next)))
 
+/**
+ * list_tail_rcu - returns the prev pointer of the head of the list
+ * @head: the head of the list
+ *
+ * Note: This should only be used with the list header,
+ * but only if list_del() and similar primitives are not
+ * also used on the list header.
+ */
+#define list_tail_rcu(head)	(*((struct list_head __rcu **)(&(head)->prev)))
+
 /*
  * Check during list traversal that we are within an RCU reader
  */
-- 
2.17.1



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