Re: manipulating sigmask from filesystems and drivers

From: Benjamin LaHaise (
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 11:00:40 EST

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 08:39:34AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> We already do this right, and there is no reason to _break_ the fact that
> we do it right. Can you come up with a _single_ reason for why we should
> break existing standardized binary interfaces?

Personally, I think that uninterruptible file io is good, but there needs
to be an upper limit to the maximum size of the io. As it stands today,
someone can do a single multigigabyte read or write that is completely
uninterruptible (even to kill -9), but could take a minute or more to


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