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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Switch apm to unlocked_kernel
    On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Alan Cox <> wrote:
    > This pushes the lock a fair way down and the final kill looks like it
    > should be an easy project for someone who wants to have a shot at it.

    I would like to have a shot at this if no one else if currently
    working on it. This would be my first attempt to graduate from
    testing (and a few simple patches) to an actual functional change. I
    would expect that the steps involved are:

    - See what data is affected under the BKL
    - See where else that data may be affected (including possible
    parallel calls to the same path)
    - Decide what locking is necessary
    - Implement it (the easy part)

    If this is about right (and I'm not missing anything major) - I will
    give it a try and see where I get.

    If, however, I have just proved that I do not have a full grasp of the
    problem, or if someone else is already working on this particular path
    - please let me know.

    Kevin Winchester

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