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SubjectRe: devfs: BKL *not* taken while opening devices

On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 07:40:08PM +0200, Roman Zippel wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>
> > I'm not convinced of that. It's not nearly a critical path and it's
> > better to get even the "dumb" drivers safe than to risk having big
> > security holes in there for years to come.
>
> The BKL doesn't make a driver safe, remember that it's released on
> schedule.

I know. But a LOT of in kernel and out-of kernel drives don't schedule
in open and are therefore safe right now

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