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    Subject[PATCH 0/4] Phasing out the BKL
    Hi Linus,

    These are the remaining patches I have for moving
    the big kernel lock further out of the view of
    developers. I had originally made them for 2.6.37
    and they have been in linux-next since.

    None of them has any real significance at this point,
    since there are few people using the remaining modules
    that require the BKL (ipx, appletalk, x.25, ufs,
    adfs, hpfs, i830-drm, and a few bits in staging).
    I expect to see patches for the first four in that
    list at some point in the near future, after that
    I suppose we can remove the option along with the
    remaining dependencies completely.

    For now, please pick any patches you like out of
    these four.

    Cc: Dave Airlie <>

    Arnd Bergmann (4):
    drm/i810: remove the BKL
    BKL: disable by default
    BKL: mark lock_kernel as deprecated
    BKL: move CONFIG_BKL to staging

    drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig | 4 ++--
    drivers/gpu/drm/i810/i810_dma.c | 18 +-----------------
    drivers/gpu/drm/i810/i810_drv.c | 6 +++++-
    drivers/staging/Kconfig | 10 ++++++++++
    include/linux/smp_lock.h | 23 ++++++-----------------
    lib/Kconfig.debug | 9 ---------
    6 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)

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