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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] NLM: Initialize completion variable in lockd_up
On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> Btw, lockd() takes BKL just after starting up and only implicitly drops
> it when blocking. This seems very dangerous to me and badly wants
> updating to some real locking scheme..

Can you elaborate on what is meant by lockd "blocking"? Blocking in
svc_recv() or during a SETLKW or ???

I'm trying to come to terms with why nlmsvc_lock() wouldn't have the
BKL on entry.

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