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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] TTY patches for 2.6.33-git
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:39:48 +0100
Oliver Neukum <> wrote:

> Am Montag, 14. Dezember 2009 06:30:15 schrieb Arjan van de Ven:
> > > We have the bkl tracepoints for that, attaching an example below,
> > > blkdev_get/bkldev_put is among the highest consumer for me.
> >
> > we have a trace, but not a number that anyone can just pull out
> > without having to go through great lengths to set stuff up... (esp
> > to capture a boot)...
> > Adding a counter always to the lock_kernel function should be fine
> > instead...
> But don't we need to know how long it is held? If you just count
> you'll make code that drops it while it can look bad.

I think/hope we're well past that. At this point, just the act of taking
it at all is bad.

Arjan van de Ven Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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