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RE: Optimization of conditional access to globals: thread-unsafe?


On 29 October 2007 01:01, David Miller wrote:

> From: Michael Matz <matz@suse.de>
> Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 18:08:23 +0100 (CET)
> 
>> <tongue-in-cheek>
>> You mean like POSIX doesn't count very much for the kernel behaviour?
>> </tongue-in-cheek>
> 
> Nice scarecrow.
> 
> Linux has and will break POSIX where POSIX asks unreasonable and
> stupid things.
> 
> And in particular we will not follow POSIX if doing so breaks
> pervasive practices in userspace that have worked under Linux for a
> long time.
> 
> 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.


  "My way is right and everyone else's is wrong".

  Better write your own compiler then.


    cheers,
      DaveK
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