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From: Rik van Riel <>
To: Peter Chubb <>
Cc: Lightweight Patch Manager <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Tomas Szepe <>, Ingo Molnar <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][2.5] Single linked lists for Linux
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 21:35:41 -0300 (BRT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Peter Chubb wrote:

> +#define slist_del(_head, _entry)		\
> This only works if head->next == entry otherwise you lose half your
> list.  Also, none of this is SMP-safe.

Oh boy, this is the material bad jokes are made from ...

Q: How many lightweight patch managers does it take to do a
   singly linked list list_del ?
A: 4, two to hold down the list head, one to chop off the tail
   and another one to sweep the lost entries under the carpet.

Sorry, but I couldn't resist this one ;)


Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2002-09-26  0:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <83015759@toto.iv>
2002-09-26  0:14 ` [PATCH][2.5] Single linked lists for Linux Peter Chubb
2002-09-26  0:25   ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2002-09-26  0:35   ` Rik van Riel [this message]
2002-09-26  6:42   ` Thunder from the hill
2002-09-25 20:56 Lightweight Patch Manager
2002-09-25 21:11 ` Rik van Riel
2002-09-25 21:23   ` Thunder from the hill
2002-09-25 21:17 ` Mark Mielke

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