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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from ext2_get_block() version 2
Alan Cox wrote:
> I certainly am not interested in it. 2.4 locking changes for very big boxes
> strike me as a little dangerous.

I think that I may have presented the patch in the wrong way. The
primary reason I'm doing this is BKL removal. The ext2 code just
happened to be one of the worst offenders that I'd run into. I've been
using the 8-way with dbench because it produces a the worst-case
scenario I can think of. I also like watching it compile kernels in
just over a minute. :)

This patch was also a backport of an Al Viro 2.5 change, so I consider
it pretty safe. Only time and testing can tell, but I've tested it
about as much as I can.

All of this becomes pretty academic if Al decides that he will backport
the 2.5 changes, which we all want to see.

Dave Hansen

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