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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] Revert "task_work: remove fifo ordering guarantee"
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On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 6:16 AM, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> wrote:
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> Again, rightly or not I believe that FIFO makes task_work_add() more useful.
> Perhaps I am wrong, so far I can only provide the artificial examples...

I'd rather wait until somebody has a real use case. I hate adding
infrastructure for "what if.." scenarios. We're better off if we can
make do with minimal semantics (ie "there are no guarantees except
that the work will be done before returning to user space") than with
stronger semantics that people then perhaps start depending on even if
they didn't really need them.

Linus


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