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SubjectRe: [Announce] BKL shifting into drivers and filesystems - beware


On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > I hope you understand why I think that adding reiserfs is a small disturbance
> > compared to continuing revisions of VFS.
>
> This kind of lock shifting is a major upheaval. It invalidates any device
> driver testing done in the past weeks when we have been slowly moving towards
> more stability.

How does it invalidate such testing? WTF? Alan, I _did_ shift it into the
instances of ->release(). Excuse me, I simply would not submit the patch
otherwise. If you know of the reason why shifting the lock inside
->release() may be a problem (shifting == it _did_ appear inside) -
please, tell. Module refcounting is _not_ one - I've fixed places that
needed ->owner for ->release().


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