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    SubjectRe: devfs: BKL *not* taken while opening devices
    Russell King wrote:
    > Kernel 2.5.8... Devfs devfs_open() bypasses the normal chrdev_open
    > and blkdev_open functions, and misses out taking the BKL. 2.5.10 is
    > the same.
    > Certainly the tty layer (and probably many of the other devices as
    > well) require the BKL to be taken before calling the open method.

    Has the time come to push the BKL down into all of the driver open()s?
    It's going to be a lot of work, but it has to happen eventually, right?

    Dave Hansen

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