Re: [PATCH 2/4] SGI Altix cross partition functionality (1st revision)

From: Christoph Hellwig <hch_at_infradead.org>
Date: 2004-09-04 21:15:37
> Please no magic numbers in logs.  This always leads to customers calling
> support with the "what does 13 mean and should I be concerned"?  If the
> community objects to the case statement above, then find a different
> way that implements the textual name.

So run a postprocessor over the log.

> I like keeping the lock protecting as little as possible.  This has been
> drilled into peoples heads here at SGI since the early Cray days.  We have
> always been told to keep locks protecting a single cohesive group of data.

And because of that IRIX isa huge mess with far too much locks :)  Keep
it as simple as possible and optimize where optimization is needed.
Needless complexity is the root of all evil.

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Received on Sat Sep 4 07:21:47 2004

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