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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] NLM: Initialize completion variable in lockd_up
On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 10:44:31PM -0500, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> 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 ???

Blocking in kernel context means sleeping aka scheduling away. So in the
sentence above that means BKL is dropped once lockd sleeps on a
syncronization primitive the first time.



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