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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from drivers' release functions
> drivers' release functions.  The release functions are already 
> serialized in the VFS code by an atomic_t which guarantees that each

The release function was only partially serialized - what stops a release
and an open racing each other ? That in several cases was why the lock
was there.

I'm not saying your patch isnt a good thing. General rule of thumb, any user
of lock_kernel has a race 8)

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