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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from drivers' release functions
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 05:33:59PM -0800, David C. Hansen wrote:
> 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?

If you do happen to look at the serial driver, please note that I'm
currently working on a replacement driver, in cvs at:, module serial
(no password)

Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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