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Bug #7959

kernel manual pages should make lock ordering clear

Added by Rich Lowe about 3 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
manpage - manual pages
Start date:
2017-03-10
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

Just about the only possible practical use of warlock is that a minority of the wl files contain lock ordering assertions one can use to determine the expected locking order.
Such things should be in the manuals where practical.

Warlock actually only includes sufficient info for this in a minority of cases (to the degree I understand it), but that does not change that we should document it properly.

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