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SubjectRe: any chance of 2.6.0-test*?

<quote who="Rob Wilkens">
> On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 16:40, Rik van Riel wrote:
>> OK, now imagine the dcache locking changing a little bit.
>> You need to update this piece of (duplicated) code in half
>> a dozen places in just this function and no doubt in dozens
>> of other places all over fs/*.c.
>> >From a maintenance point of view, a goto to a single block
>> of error handling code is easier to maintain.
> There's no reason, though, that the error handling/cleanup code can't be in an
> entirely separate function, and if speed is needed, there's no reason it can't be an
> "inline" function. Or am I oversimplifying things again?
> -Rob

you do, if you inline the code and every drive writer use this tecnique the kernel will
be much bigger don't you think ?!?

Makeing a simple function instead is quite slower I think... don't forget that goto are
used only in error recovery routines ...

You can simply build a "stack" of labels .. IMHO this is a great way to be sure of the
right order we are performing cleanup/recovery ...
Emiliano Gabrielli

dip. di Fisica
2° Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"

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