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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from ext2's readdir
Andrew Morton <> wrote:
> Alex Tomas <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > hi!
> >
> > I took a look at readdir() in 2.5.64's ext2 and found it serialized by BKL.
> Yes, I had this in -mm for ages, seem to have lost it. Also removal of BKL
> from lseek().
> The theory is that the lock is there to avoid f_pos races against lseek. We
> ended up deciding that the way to address this is to ensure that all readdir
> implementations do:

hm, no. lseek is using the directory's i_sem now, and readdir runs
under that too. So we should be able to remove lock_kernel() from
the readdir implementation of all filesystems which are using
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