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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from drivers' release functions
Russell King wrote:

>The BKL is only held for the duration of the open, not until you close the
>device.
>
I'll need to go back and review the changes to the char and block
devices. I believe that a big chunk of the drivers that we changed were
misc drivers, so I might still be in luck.

Does everyone agree that we need to get the BKL out of common areas like
this? For starters, what about adding a pair of spinlocks for block
devices and character devices to take the place of the BKL in
serializing opens? Or, should we make it the driver's responsibility
completely?

Dave Hansen
haveblue@us.ibm.com

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