There is still a race ?
Posted Jan 6, 2007 4:07 UTC (Sat) by Lovechild
In reply to: There is still a race ?
Parent article: A nasty file corruption bug - fixed
The following is my take, seeing as I'm a retard baby compared to actual kernel hackers I might be wrong.
If it's a strictly theorically race and the fix means an overhead, it's often left with a comment to say 'here be dragons' so that if someone actually manage to hit it with a valid test case then it can be fixed. No need to endure overhead here and there for things that happen only in theory, it all adds up you know. Also adding code tends to cause more bugs to appear in sutle ways, adds to the complexity of reading and working with the codebase.
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