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Re: Optimization of conditional access to globals: thread-unsafe?
From: Michael Matz <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 18:08:23 +0100 (CET)
> You mean like POSIX doesn't count very much for the kernel behaviour?
Linux has and will break POSIX where POSIX asks unreasonable and
And in particular we will not follow POSIX if doing so breaks
pervasive practices in userspace that have worked under Linux for a
We do not follow paper standards blindly. Practical considerations
alway trump standards. Standards are often wrong or it's authors did
not consider a particular case sufficiently.