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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] kill empty chardev open/release methods

    > As it turns out, a misc driver will still be OK because the BKL has not
    > (yet) been pushed past misc_open(). What this does mean, though, is
    > that all of those empty and trivial open functions need to be
    > revisited. I thought this looked too easy the first time through...

    I think it would be best to make them lock/unlock kernel in the first
    pass and then work through them. The BKL can be subtle and evil, but as I
    brought it into the world I guess I must banish it ;)


    Alan


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