Subject: Re: Making a common API for cpu frequency drivers
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Rhialto <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/05/2006 00:42:03
On Sat 02 Sep 2006 at 00:21:02 -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> I'm not that fond of retain/release, because the words don't feel like
> inverses of one another to me; if I wanted an antonym to "retain" I'd
> probably pick "discard".  hold/release seems better to me, or
> hold/drop.  I've also written code using ref/deref.

Some use attach/detach, or lock/release, or incref/decref. Sometimes
alloc/free are used when the existence of a reference count is being

why not link/unlink, the same as in the file system?

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