Commit 8857563b authored by Paul E. McKenney's avatar Paul E. McKenney

notifier: Substitute rcu_access_pointer() for rcu_dereference_raw()

(Trivial patch.)

If the code is looking at the RCU-protected pointer itself, but not
dereferencing it, the rcu_dereference() functions can be downgraded
to rcu_access_pointer().  This commit makes this downgrade in
__blocking_notifier_call_chain() which simply compares the RCU-protected
pointer against NULL with no dereferencing.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarJosh Triplett <>
parent add1f099
......@@ -309,7 +309,7 @@ int __blocking_notifier_call_chain(struct blocking_notifier_head *nh,
* racy then it does not matter what the result of the test
* is, we re-check the list after having taken the lock anyway:
if (rcu_dereference_raw(nh->head)) {
if (rcu_access_pointer(nh->head)) {
ret = notifier_call_chain(&nh->head, val, v, nr_to_call,
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