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    SubjectRe: [patch 2.4] make tty->count atomic_t
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    >>>>> "Russell" == Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> writes:

    Russell> On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 06:18:22PM -0500, Jes Sorensen wrote:
    Russell> Isn't release_dev() only called under the BKL, which
    Russell> guarantees the old "single-thread in the kernel at a time"
    Russell> behaviour from pre-SMP Linux ?
    >> It's called from tty_release() and tty_open(). tty_release() grabs
    >> the BKL but I don't see the path that grabs it when calling through
    >> tty_open() (doesn't mean I am not blind of course ;-).

    Russell> It's hidden away in fs/devices.c:chrdev_open()

    Good point, ok back to the drawing broad ;-(

    Thanks,
    Jes
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