Subject: Re: Making a common API for cpu frequency drivers
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/01/2006 18:17:42
On Sep 1, 2006, at 6:01 PM, Martin Husemann wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 03:45:35PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>> The refcounting stuff is documented in the proplib(3) manual page.
> I know we probably won't but I realy wish we could fix the non  
> standard
> names for reference counting functions. I had to look up "retain"
> in the dictionary.

Well, a large commercial software vendor uses the terms "retain" and  
"release". :-)

I actually would like to rename a lot of things that ref-count to the  
"retain" and "release" scheme.  "addref" and "delref" seem so clumsy  
as pseudo-words.

-- thorpej