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Date:	Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:29:52 +0200
From:	Miklos Szeredi <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix race in AF_UNIX

> > And is anyone working on a better patch?
> I have no idea.
> > Those patches aren't "bad" in the correctness sense.  So IMO any one
> > of them is better, than having that bug in there.
> You're adding a very serious performance regression, which is
> about as bad as the bug itself.

No, correctness always trumps performance.  Lost packets on an AF_UNIX
socket are _unexceptable_, and this is definitely not a theoretical

And BTW my second patch does _not_ have the performance problems you
are arguing about, it's just plain ugly.  But hey, if you can't live
with ugly code, go and fix it.

> It can wait for a more appropriate fix.

Now _please_ be a bit more constructive.

Do you want me to send the patch to Andrew instead?  His attitude
towards bugfixes is rather better ;)

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