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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from ext2's readdir
Alex Tomas <bzzz@tmi.comex.ru> wrote:
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> >>>>> Andrew Morton (AM) writes:
>
> AM> hm, no. lseek is using the directory's i_sem now, and readdir
> AM> runs under that too. So we should be able to remove
> AM> lock_kernel() from the readdir implementation of all filesystems
> AM> which are using generic_file_llseek().
>
> looks like only coda and ntfs use generic_file_llseek(). other use
> default_llseek(). what's the reason do not use generic_file_llseek().
> historical only? or not?

grep again.

I've made the change to ext2 and ext3. Other filesystems will require
some thought to verify that the lock_kernel()s are not protecting
against some other random codepath.
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