Re: [PATCH] address_space_operations unification

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 10:59:23 EST

On 8 May 2000 wrote:
> Unfortunately, no. :-(
> Once apon a time there used to be a news server that used
> a mmap()'ed active and history file with lots of process
> receiving news and writing updates into the active and
> history files. Alas, poor thru-put. I knew it,
> Horatio....

See? Somebody always comes up with a use for something you think is a

I'd love to be good at this. It's "reasonably" simple to fix, too. But it
does have the problems discussed, which makes it a non-issue for 2.4.x
unless somebody shows both me and Al Viro wrong and comes up with an even
simpler solution that makes everybody go "Duh!".


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