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    SubjectRe: fs/locks.c BKL removal
    On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 06:40:00PM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
    > Do you really think a single lock is the way to go? Maybe I'm just
    > paranoid, but somebody is going to run into a locking bottleneck here
    > eventually. I also just don't like global locks.

    Well, we have a global entity being protected -- the file_lock_list.
    Clearly we don't want to use one of the existing per-inode semaphores
    since semaphores have a noted bad effect on both benchmarks and real-world
    scenarios. And I don't think introducing a new per-inode lock would
    really be welcome.

    > I'll ask our benchmarking team if they have test suites for file
    > locking. I crossing my fingers.

    Cool, thanks.

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