Re: user-mode port 0.44-2.4.7

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 18:13:17 EST

> PS. This has come up before. The old pre-Alan networking code had
> "volatile" on just about every single network data structure. Every damn
> single one of them was a bug. Without exception.

With due respect to Fred and Ross most of them were there because the
gcc 2.4.5 compiler was buggy.

Nowdays we still have some volatile users - notably jiffies, and one or two
of them make sense, but not many

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