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SubjectRe: BKL removal

On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> one struct file per open(), yes. however, fork() shares a struct file,
> as does unix domain fd passing. so we need protection between different
> processes. there's some pretty good reasons to want to use a semaphore
> to protect the struct file (see fasync code.. bleugh).

??? What exactly do you want to protect there?

ObAnotherQuestion: no, new_inode() doesn't need BKL.

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