Posted Aug 3, 2012 11:29 UTC (Fri) by tvld (subscriber, #59052)
In reply to: ACCESS_ONCE() by PaulMcKenney
Parent article: ACCESS_ONCE()
I agree that the underlying problem might not be easy to see. But exactly this is a reason for not wrapping it in jokes and other things that can distract. Also, in this case here, the funny bit doesn't even hint at the problem, so it won't help to explain.
And I've too often seen people actually understand such (supposedly) funny comments literally (compilers are evil! they don't read my mind!) to really like such comments. And yes, I realize that this is just anecdotal evidence :)