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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH] FUSYN 5/10: kernel fuqueues
On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 07:15:40PM -0800, Perez-Gonzalez, Inaky wrote:
> > From: Matt Mackall [mailto:mpm@selenic.com]
>
>
> > > > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:gene.heskett@verizon.net]
> > > >
> > > > inaky.perez-gonzalez@intel.com wrote:
> > > > >> include/linux/fuqueue.h | 451
> > > > >> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > >> include/linux/plist.h | 197 ++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > >> kernel/fuqueue.c | 220 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > >> 3 files changed, 868 insertions(+)
> > > > >>
> > > > >> +++ linux/include/linux/fuqueue.h Wed Nov 19 16:42:50 2003
> > > > >
> > > > >I don't suppose you've run this feature name past anyone in
> > > > > marketting or PR?
> > > >
> > > > Obviously not...
> > >
> > > I am already asking for new names for whoever doesn't like
> > > them, like me ... I have more interesting things to do than
> > > looking for names.
> >
> > The name's fine by me actually, I'm greatly looking forward to hearing
> > someone present them at the next Linux Symposium.
>
> I'll try to [at least I'll submit a proposal]...heh! :]
>
> > Other people might not be so amused, though.
>
> Do you mean on how similar it sounds to the famous four letter
> word that everybody seems to be afraid to say in public? :)
>
> Well, I had initially (and intentionally) fucvar for a conditional
> variable...however, in order to be more in order with how POSIX names
> them, I changed it to fucond.
>
> Good thing they were not worth to implement (and actually swearing
> by them was a good thing, they were a real PITA).
>
> Now seriously, forgive my naivete as English is my second language,
> what might be not so amusing to others? the 'fuck' thingie?

The obvious pronunciation is closer to "fuck you" (fuh-queue or
fuq-ueue), which is a little more pointed.

--
Matt Mackall : http://www.selenic.com : Linux development and consulting
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