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SubjectRe: [PATCH, RFC] Remove fasync() BKL usage, take 3325
On 01/27, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 04:14:39 +0100
> Oleg Nesterov <> wrote:
> > I'll try to make the patch tomorrow, but the problem is that I am not
> > sure this is not too ugly.
> FWIW, I'm partway through a new attempt using bitops for f_flags, moving
> FASYNC flag handling into fasync_helper(), and doing away with
> additional locks altogether. I have to get past the publication
> deadline before I can finish it, though.

Great. I'd be happy to agree with another approach.

But please don't forget it is not strictly necessary f_op->fasync()
must use fasync_helper(). And we have users (pipe_rdwr_fasync) which
call fasync_helper() twice.


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