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SubjectRe: bug in count_open_files() or a strange granularity?
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
> Besides, locking rules like that (you must hold the files->files_lock if
> doclose is 0 and you must NOT hold it is doclose is 1) are sick. We could
> make the function itself grab the spinlock, but then the return value
> becomes junk before the thing returns it.

Ok, you are right (about such policy being sick) -- I will think a bit
more. Thank you!


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