On Fri, 2005-06-05 at 09:12 +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 06:17:15PM -0400, jamal wrote:
> > > This is still racy since delp can be killed by timers before you get
> > > the lock.
> > Ok, Herbert - this is fixable: I take it moving the lock one up is
> > sufficient; i dont mind if you fix it and add it to your list.
> I know it's fixable, but the problem is that the fix is likely to
> make this function even uglier :)
I am giving you the opportunity now to fix it your way;->
Rewrite if you want. I promise not to hassle you ;->
> What I still don't get is who would be using this feature.
> No I
> don't mean an example of how the ip command can do this :)
Oh, wait, ip doesnt count as an app?;-> Now, lets say it doesnt.
The incosistency i see is not something i have seen in any table logic
in the kernel or anywhere else.
a) I am allowed to set the id to say a 1 only to be overruled by the
kernel which sets it to 8?
b) The table is searchable by id - except i just cant set the search
So for the sake of correctness, at least, this needs to be fixed.
> I mean
> a real-world scenario why someone or some KM would want do this and
> why it can't be done easily with what we've already got.
Thats a moot point really Herbert. I can think of a few apps that can
use this, but it shouldnt matter: The main point is correctness.
You know what else you can do is get rid of the index totaly - that
would be fine with me. What do you say to that?