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SubjectRe: file offset corruption on 32-bit machines?
On Thu 10-04-08 18:03:35, Diego Calleja wrote:
> El Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:31:09 +0200 (CEST), Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> escribió:
>
> > I think this is worth fixing.
>
> This question comes very often, and Linus even wrote a patch
> (http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/4/13/124 , http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/4/13/130)
>
> But apparently there's no much interest in fixing it, because it would
> slow down some workloads...
Well, what Linus writes about is a different issue (and with a more
costly solution). Here we are concerned just with the problem that
file->f_pos = pos;
isn't atomic on some archs.

Honza
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Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
SUSE Labs, CR
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