Re: [PATCH] thread wakeup fix for 2.4.0-test7

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 04:17:23 EST

> Linus wrote:
> > My claim is that a user program that does a close() on a file that is in
> > use is inherently racy. Is that so hard to understand?
> Unfortunately, Java programs do this a lot, as it's the
> only reliable way to break a thread out of a blocking I/O call
> there.

Then either the Java program is broken and its not a portable java guarantee
or the java runtime is broken and assumes things that are not guaranteed by
the underlying environment


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