[vlc-devel] [PATCH] core: Add atomic refcounter helper

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sun Jul 1 19:10:54 CEST 2018

Le sunnuntaina 1. heinäkuuta 2018, 12.30.33 EEST Romain Vimont a écrit :
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2018 at 11:59:08AM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Furthermore the boolean evaluation of the return value is the opposite of
> > what any other ref counting API does (other than VLC's). Usually, zero is
> > for last reference and non-zero for non-last references. Again, this is
> > prone to errors.
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/lib/
> refcount.c?h=v4.17#n208

This is very new. And for a decade or two, it was the other way around.

Confusing, I tell.

Реми Дёни-Курмон

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