I'm all in favour of "whence", which is indeed the name of that
lseek argument - since mediaeval times I believe.
It's good to have words like that in the kernel source: while
you're in the mood, please see if you can find good homes for
"whither" and "thrice" and "widdershins".
— Hugh Dickins
Took vacation last week, spent most of it doing userspace coding.
It was joyous.
If yes, yet again this illustrates why the use of atomic types
leads people down the path of believing that their code somehow
becomes magically safe through the use of this smoke-screen. IMHO,
every use of atomic_t must be questioned and carefully analysed
before it gets into the kernel - many are buggy through assumptions
that atomic_t buys you something magic.
— Russell King
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