I suspect there are a few places in MM/VFS/writeback which
could/should be using something like this. Of course, if we do
this then your nice little function will end up 250 lines long,
utterly incomprehensible and full of subtle bugs. We like things
to be that way.
-- Andrew Morton
In contrast, the "v2.6.25-rc1~1089^2~98" expression is actually
well-defined. There is no ambiguity there, but it's also obviously
not really all that human-readable.
-- Linus Torvalds
Frankly, I'm a lot more concerned about the locking being natural
for the data structures we have and easily understood. We *are*
fscking close to the complexity cliff, hopefully still on the right
side of it.
-- Al Viro
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