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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 22:38:17 +0000
From:   David Howells <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] Consolidate init_task handling

Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> Or at least it's a very unusual use of that word. Why doesn't the
> explanation just say what it does: "move", and say from where to where
> ("from macro to definition" or something)?
> Or "remove macro XYZ, expanding it in place", or something? To me,
> "unroll" has a completely different meaning in computers.

I don't remember why I used the word "Unroll", but "Expand X in place" seems a
good substitute.

Do you want me to repost the patches?


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