Photoshop: non-destructive mask editing using adjustments (curves)

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I'd like to be able to use a non-destructive curves adjustment on a mask. I do a lot of complex masking, and it would help if I could use curves to temporarily add contrast to dark or light areas of the mask.

Even better would be the ability to use the luminosity of a layer group or a smart object as a layer mask.
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»Even better would be the ability to use the luminosity of a layer group or a smart object as a layer mask.«
Utilizing a Clipping Mask and the Blend If-settings of a Layer/SO that is possible to some (fairly limited) extent now.
Edit: A very limited extent actually ... it’s a fairly uncomfortable work-around with the Blend If-settings set in the SO, so previewing is not instantaneous.

And in my opinion your request does not go far enough: full Smart Object functionality for Layer Masks (including Layers, Masks etc.) would seem preferable to me.