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Date:	Sat, 6 Jan 2007 07:34:43 +1100
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert.xu@...hat.com>
To:	Gerrit Renker <gerrit@....abdn.ac.uk>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH][RFC] tcp: fix ambiguity in the `before' relation

On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 12:49:13PM +0000, Gerrit Renker wrote:
> 
> Since the old definition is not used in the way "before(x, y) && !before(y, x)", but rather in the
> fashion "before(x, y)" or "after(y, x)", the main advantage of the new definition is that it makes
> this type of use a safe case. 

This is not true because

	if (before(x, y))
		goto drop;

means that you're effectively using it as !before(x, y).  In other words,
the change is good if our code read

	if (before(x, y))
		process_packet();

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