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SubjectRe: bug in count_open_files() or a strange granularity?
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
> You know, in such cases usual course of actions is to remove the bloody
> thing. It's not used, it's not set to anything useful, semantics is
> fundamentally non-obvious, so Occam's Razor applies. Until somebody
> comes up with a reasonable use _and_ clear semantics... Trying to invent
> one simply because the field is there looks, erm, odd.

Yes, I agree and, like I said, there are other things to do still. It just
looked like "the field was added recently but no support for it so it may
be a 'must-have' item for 2.4.0" which is why I rushed to try and give it
some meaning.

At least one useful thing came out of this exercise -- I understand the fd
allocation (fs/file.c) routines now.


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