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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from drivers' release functions
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 04:57:28AM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
> In other words, patch is completely bogus. BKL removal may be a good
> idea, but you really need to audit the code. Which requires at least
> some understanding of the things you are doing. There _are_ races
> and they need to be dealt with. But blind BKL removal doesn't fix any
> and breaks quite a few places where the code was actually correct.

People seem to believe that BKL is worse than added spin-locks, but I
very much doubt this is always true.

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