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SubjectRe: test10-pre7
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By author: Linus Torvalds <>
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> On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> >
> > The thing that Keith's patch does is flush these things out into the
> > open. By using LINK_FIRST/LINK_LAST, we declare that "these are the
> > known issues" -- and then the rest of the objects are reordered, and if
> > something breaks, we track it down and add it to LINK_FIRST.
> But it doesn't even WORK.
> You need to have
> ...
> etc to get the proper ordering.
> USB is the _easy_ case. There happen sto be only one file that cares about
> ordering.
> In many other cases, like SCSI, we need almost _total_ ordering. For such
> a case, theer is no "first" or "last" - there is a well-specific ORDER.

Sounds like what you actually need is LINK_BEFORE() LINK_AFTER() and a
topological sort.

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