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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty_ioctl: locking for tty_wait_until_sent
On 03/10/2008 11:28 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:06:43PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
>> On 10 Mar 2008 23:12:51 +0100
>> Andi Kleen <> wrote:
>>> Alan Cox <> writes:
>>>> This function still depends on the big kernel lock in some cases. Push
>>>> locking into the function ready for removal of the BKL from ioctl call
>>>> paths.
>>> Didn't you forget the .ioctl -> .unlocked_ioctl change?
>> We are not yet ready to unlock the device ioctl paths for tty. We still
> Traditionally the usual is to first convert .ioctl to .unlocked_ioctl
> and just slap lock_kernel around the whole ioctl handler and then
> later move it down step by step.
> I didn't read the code completely but I assume tty_ioctl would be that
> handler. I guess i was wrong?

tty_ioctl is already unlocked_ioctl (in -mm) ;). These patches are those next
steps to propagate the bkl down.


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