duplicated file removal: call for comment

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Sat Feb 22 10:38:19 EST 2003

On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 06:17:47PM -0500, Paul Green wrote:
> I asked JW Schultz about applying his qsort patch, and here is what he said. Can 
> anyone help us test this change?  The patch is contained in his letter posted on 
> Feb 12th.
> > Do not apply it.  I want it tested by someone with the right
> > framework to test duplicate removal.  Further, i am not
> > really that up-to-date on how qsort actually works so i
> > would like confirmation that my idea is consistant with
> > qsort internals.
> > Assuming those things are resolved there are several changes it
> > should get before inclusion.

Forget it!

I've just reviewed qsort (well, the one used by xfs) and my
idea won't work.  In order to preserve specification order
in some way we will either need to add an original position
indicator to the data structure or qsort an index to the

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