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Date:	Sat, 26 Jan 2008 15:32:32 +0100
From:	Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...il.com>
To:	Joonwoo Park <joonwpark81@...il.com>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org, schwab@...e.de
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 9816] New: cannot replace route

On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 03:10:10PM +0100, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
...
> [...] so old thing is always supposed to be
> destroyed (of course it's a matter of implementation or conditions in
> which moment this destruction takes place).
> 
> So, 'replace with itself' is simply ambiguous: we can always delete the
> object first, to prepare the place for replacement, and find there is
> nothing to do after this - and it's probably not what somebody wanted.

As a matter of fact, the moment of destruction doesn't even matter:
assuming the replaced thing is destroyed in all 'common' cases, doing
this at the end isn't probably wanted as well - and skipping this
action makes an exception - what IMHO proves the concept is at least
inconsistent.

Jarek P.
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