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SubjectRe: [patch] For 2.4: syscall revoke.
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> writer might be OK, but AFAICS there is nothing of that sort in the
> tree. We have such spinlocks, but I don't see how to apply that idea to
> semaphores. Besides, it ought to be small - every struct file will have to
> contain such beast.

It would mean a check when putting a file handle, which would be unpleasant
if not handled very carefully.

How about doing this in fput ?

if(IS_REVOKED(file) && file->f_ops != &revoked_ops)
{
file->f_ops = &revoked_ops;
wake_up(&fop_wait);
}

that would mean that the ops change is done by the code paths that care about
the handle at the point it becomes unused. We could use a poll_table like
setup to handle the multi-fd wait if need be

How we make sure drivers return out of wait for event loops would need a bit
of thought but I think thats an unrelated problem.

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