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    SubjectRe: BKL removal

    > BKL use isn't right or wrong -- it isn't a case of creating a deadlock
    > or a race. I'm picking a relatively random function from "grep -r
    > lock_kernel * | grep /usb/". I'll show what I think isn't optimal
    > about it.

    Perhaps, we could agree that the BKL is used wrongly if it
    won't fulfill its presumed function, or fulfills another function
    than the obvious without a comment stating that, or fulfills
    a non obvious function without any comment ?

    The first case is IMHO the worst, because, although BKL
    can't hurt technically, it obscures locking.


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