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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/12] BKL: Remove BKL from autofs4
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 09:17:29AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Friday 17 September 2010 03:33:11 Ian Kent wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 19:55 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > 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?
> >
> > Umm ... what's this process, the drivers/staging?
>
> We use drivers/staging now both for getting code into the kernel
> and for getting it out of there. Moving autofs3 to drivers/staging/autofs/
> would serve as a last warning to everyone using it, but users could
> still use it while it's there. If anyone is interested, they can submit
> fixes (BKL removal and whatever else is needed) to get it back into
> the mainline. If it doesn't happen, Greg would finally remove it two
> kernel releases later.
>
> My hope is that we can move all modules that still use the BKL after
> 2.6.37 to drivers/staging, unless we have someone already working
> on the patches.

That sounds fine with me, send me patches whenever you want to and I
will gladly take them.

thanks,

greg k-h


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