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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/12] BKL: Remove BKL from autofs4
On 09/16/2010 10:55 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 16 September 2010 19:49:53 H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> On 09/16/2010 10:46 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> autofs4 uses the BKL only to guard its ioctl operations.
>>> This can be trivially converted to use a mutex, as we have
>>> done with most device drivers before.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>>> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>>> ---
>>> fs/autofs4/root.c | 12 +++++++-----
>>> 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>>
>> You may want to Cc: the maintainer, Ian Kent.
>
> Ah, sorry about this. I looked at the wrong MAINTAINERS entry.
>
> I also forgot to Cc you about autofs3, adding more to the confusion. ;)
>
> Do you think the time has come to move autofs3 to drivers/staging
> as we deprecate the BKL?
>

I'm leaving that up to Ian. I have offered for years to just plain kill
off autofs3.

-hpa


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